Mountain Bike Trail Conditions
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.
Leave Your Mark on the Park!
Construction of more than 20 miles of new mountain biking trails as part of the Richmond Regional Ride Center project is underway. This creates an unprecedented opportunity to leave your mark on the Park!
Between September 1 and the end of 2014, we will be holding 14 trail work days. You can leave your mark by volunteering, by organizing your company or service group to volunteer for a whole day, or by sponsoring trail construction by donating directly to the Richmond Regional Ride Center.
To sign up and volunteer please visit our meetup site.
If you can't make to one of the events, you can still leave your mark by donating to the Ride Center project.
Monty McNeil Launches a new Platform for Scouts
Long time volunteer and Scouter Monty McNeill is taking Eagle Scout project opportunities to the next level by providing a single contact point for Park-related projects. Monty and his team have created a complete list of opportunities for Scouts to consider and the Friends of Pocahontas are backing him up with funds for materials and equipment to help Scouts be at their best.
If you have an Eagle Scout who is interested in one or more of these projects, please contact us here.
Here's the list:
Ben Hedges and the Invasive Species task force have been hard at work all summer attacking infestations in critically sensitive areas of the park. In July, volunteers put in more than 80 hours cutting back wisteria and stilt grass in several areas. This work is ideal for students of all ages who are looking for service projects. It can be scheduled flexibly and can accommodate teams from 2-3 up to 20 to 30. If you have a student interested in this service project or any others at the park, please contact us for more information.