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Richmond Regional Ride Center
FOPSP and Richmond MORE are partnering with The Virginia Association for Parks, the DCR and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to build the Pocahontas leg of a massive new Ride Center in the Richmond region.
Pocahontas and the RRRC are finalists for a $33,000 Grant From Bell Helmets
In the December FOPSP Park Management Meeting, Park Manager Dan Quesenbery revealed that Pocahontas State Park welcomed over 1 million visitors in 2013! That's around 3,000 visitors a day, rain or shine, hot or cold, summer or winter. This incredible tally is a a huge increase over our previous record of 700,000. Andrea Hasenfus, the park volunteer coordinator, added to the excitement with the announcement that hundreds of volunteers had contributed over 12,000 hours to the park in 2013 - an average of over 30 hours a day and an 80% increase over 2012! Thank you to everyone who contributed their valuable time to making PSP the best in the State (IOHO)!
Joel Webber Honored for Volunteer Efforts
Following close on the heels of Chris Meyers' recognition for his many contributions, FOPSP Trail Boss, Joel Webber was honored by the Park for his contribution of more than 1000 volunteer hours to the Park .
In addition to helping build the Lakeview Trail System, Joel has served as Trail Boss for Pocahontas' mountain bike trails and served the club as vice-president from 2008 until December 2013.
Joel is the fourth volunteer to reach this threshold. The others are Chris Meyer, Stan Morgan and Jeff Samuels.
IMBA Trail Crew Training Draws a Crowd
IMBA rolled into town this week for a series of sessions designed to raise awareness around the Richmond Regional Ride Center. The event includes a training session at Pocahontas for 60 trail workers from around the region. While rain dampened the trails, it did not dampen enthusiasm! Special thanks go out to IMBA and our local Richmond MORE group - especially Clark Jones and Poco Trail Boss, Lee Hush for organizing the event.
The Invasive Plants Volunteer Squad has been organized. Check out the blog post under Volunteer Blog. More ...