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Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson announces attack on tree-killing invasive ivy vines in the Cannon Creek Greenway: First Strike Deployment

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Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson announces attack on tree-killing invasive ivy vines in the Cannon Creek Greenway: First Strike Deployment

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL

Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall – 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 – Richmond, VA 23219 – www.council.richmondva.gov

COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY

IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED

Thursday, 20 March 2013

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson announces attack on tree-killing invasive ivy vines in the Cannon Creek Greenway: First Strike Deployment

Volunteers invited and encouraged to assist

WHAT (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) — The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th Voter District, announces that the Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will be heading up a full-scale attack against invasive ivy vines that can kill trees in and around the Cannon Creek Greenway.

On Sunday, the Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will began removing invasive ivy vines from trees along the roadsides and embankments of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and in the north-south ravine that lies adjacent to the Turnpike.

Both the Turnpike and the nearby half-mile ravine are part of the Cannon Creek Greenway and its Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail that runs from Valley Road to E. Brookland Park Boulevard in Richmond’s Highland Park Neighborhood.

The Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program’s Invasive Vine Removal Project will continue on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings until the project is completed.

All Highland Park Neighborhood residents, interested individuals, community groups, businesses, families, friends, neighbors, and organizations are invited to come out to help.

Volunteers are asked to bring pruning shears and are reminded to wear sturdy shoes or boots, gloves and clothes that are suitable for the temperature.

WHEN First Event

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Schedule

Noon: Safety briefing and Assignments

1:00 p.m. -until: Vine removal

WHERE If driving, park along Dove Street near the intersection of Dove and the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike. Volunteers walk south on the Cannon Creek Greenway Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail to meet and assemble for orientation and assignment near the intersection of Valley Road and the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

WHO The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th Voter District

Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program

CONTACT For more information, please contact:

Scott Andrews, Member, Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, at sda2401 (email)

or

Dr. Charles Price, at fewmit (email)

or

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, at ellen.robertson (email)

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Written by vaphc

March 22, 2013 at 6:42 am

Posted in Local, Trees, Volunteer

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