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ArborDayRVA 2022 - UFD & Southside ReLEAF - Hickory Hill Community Workday

ArborDayRVA 2022

Join the Arbor Day celebration, happening Saturday, Oct. 15th - Sunday, Oct. 23rd! We're bringing the community together at a variety of different events happening throughout the city - from tree plantings and giveaways, to educational events and tours of our green spaces. Our hope is to spread awareness of all the fantastic organizations, community groups, and City departments, whose mission is to increase and maintain our urban canopy, as well as inspire the next generation of urban and community forestry advocates.

 

Young Tree Care & Community Workday

Hosted by the Urban Forestry Division (UFD) & Southside ReLEAF

Date: Tuesday, October 18th
Time: 11am-1pm 

Location: 3000 E Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23234 (Hickory Hill Community Center)

Description: 
Join the staff of the City of Richmond's Urban Forestry Division and Southside ReLEAF, in checking on the grove of young trees that were planted last year at Hickory Hill Community Center. Learn helpful tips on how to take care of young tree plantings, as we transition from the Fall into the Winter season. Vounteers will be helping to weed, mulch, and further beautify the space. 

All tools will be provided, but be sure to wear sturdy closed toed shoes/boots. No prior experience or special skills necessary, though some lifting (max. 30lbs), bending, grasping, and stooping will be required. All activities will be located outdoors, on the grounds of Hickory Hill Community Center. Please be aware of the weather forecast, and dress accordingly (a rain-date will be communicated if we need to postpone). Restrooms will be available inside the building, volunteers may want to bring along a refillable water bottle and snack, as well as sunscreen, if needed.

Other Information:

  • Volunteer hours will be verified within 48hrs after the end of the event, through the HandsOn Greater Richmond website
  • If arriving by bicycle, there are bike racks available on the side entrance of the building, by the main parking lot
  • If arriving by GRTC Bus, the 88 bus has nearby stops. Please visit http://ridegrtc.com/planning-your-trip/trip-planner for more details.
  • If arriving by vehicle, parking will be available in the side parking lot on the South side of the building. Please DO NOT park in the small lot in front of the building. The Hickory Hill Community Center will be operating as a Polling location, and the front lot must be clear of traffic.  Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged (Happy Arbor Day!)

 

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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