Mountain Bike Trail Conditions
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)!
Our Shed Runneth Over!!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this winter's splitting season our most successful ever. The woodshed is filled to the brim with more than 20 chords of split firewood. We honestly can't fit any more in without blocking in our equipment!
Even this huge amount of wood is less than we will use in the coming season. We will therefore continue splitting wood at the park forestry area starting on Feb 20th.
IMBA Richmond Regional Ride Center Coming To Pocahontas in 2015
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.
Joel Webber Honored for Volunteer Efforts
Following close on the heels of Chris Meyers' recognition for 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.
1st Day Hike Draws Record Numbers
The First Day Hike at Pocahontas State Park for 2014 was a tremendously popular event this year. We had no way of predicting that we would double the attendance from last year and the support of the Friends of Pocahontas helped transform this hike into a great Pocahontas Park community event.
The Invasive Plants Volunteer Squad has been organized. Check out the blog post under Volunteer Blog. More ...
Ben Builds a Garden
It started out as simply a landscape maintenance project to remove the trees and shrub growth that was blocking the street lighting over the Heritage Center parking lot. Then Friends volunteer Ben Hedges took it to the next level. More...