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Opportunity Details

Animals, Families, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:16+

Scrub Down Swan Lake

Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities shall provide exceptional recreation and leisure programs to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens and visitors to the City of Richmond and strive to preserve, protect, maintain and improve all of its natural resources, parkland, community facilities and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. Byrd Park is 287-acres in the Near West End and one of the city's most popular. The areas in and around Swan lake and Shields lake there are used for fishing, picnics, walking, and recreation.

Volunteers will:
  • Clean trash out of Swan lake
  • Paint picnic shelters and benches
  • Remove invasive species
  • Repair retaining wall surrounding the lake perimeter
Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, long pants. Volunteers may get wet working around the lake areas.  Park in the gravel lot surrounding Shields Lake on Shields Lake Ct.

This project will be cancelled in the event of rain, and the rain plan will be communicated with you in advance.

All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered, either as an individual, or via the team functionality. This includes youth. To learn more about our Team Functionality, please view our Volunteer with a Group page.

If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project.
The waiver can be found after sign up on the confirmation page or by visiting our Volunteer with Youth page.
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