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Festival of the River – Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA – June 8 -10, 2018

A special three-day event, The Festival of the River, will take place on Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA from June 8-10, 2018. This one-time festival will showcase the very best of the James River, Chesapeake Bay and the Richmond Region. Festival highlights will include contemporary art installations, performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Savion Glover, the Richmond Symphony, NO BS! Brass Band and more under the Symphony’s “Big Tent,” cleanups along and around the River and family-friendly environmental education activities including Back to the Bay in celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.

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Join Us May 30 For Volunteer Work Day At The Low Line

It’s a clean-up. And a workout. It’s always an uplifting experience, especially when you bring along a friend. It’s our next Volunteer Work Day, and it’s on May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

That’s right, we’re getting ready to prep, prune and preen our Virginia Treasure just in time for packs of Capital Trail bikers and hikers, gaggles of families pushing strollers and dragging wagons, and nature lovers seeking to explore Great Shiplock Park.

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Walking Tour Dates and Spring Volunteer Workday

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming dates:

April 27, 2018- 3:00 pm- Walking Tour of the Great Shiplock Park and the Low Line as part of Historic Garden Week
Meet at Great Shiplock Park 2803 Dock Street (at Pear St) Richmond, VA 23223

May 30- 1:00-3:00 pm (Rain date May 31) Volunteer Work Day at Great Shiplock Park and the Low Line
Meet at Great Shiplock Park 2803 Dock Street (at Pear St) Richmond,

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Making Way for the New

Capital Trees Work Day — to us, it’s the first sign of spring.

What does it entail, and why are we doing it? It’s the annual cutting back of our perennials to prepare for all of the spring growth that’s just around the corner. It’s not complicated, in fact, it’s kind of fun, and a wonderful primavera activity. We’d love to have you join us.

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Now Hiring: Capital Trees Executive Director

Capital Trees is seeking a passionate, driven, creative, and visionary professional as their new Executive Director

Founded in 2010, Capital Trees is a Richmond, VA 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create a greener, more beautiful Richmond through the thoughtful planning, planting and maintaining of public landscapes. We advocate for the powerful connection between people and nature.

This is a significant hire for the Capital Trees as the organization pivots from being volunteer and board-led,

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Annual Report for Capital Trees

It is with tremendous gratitude that Capital Trees presents our Annual Report for 2016 and 2017 stub fiscal year. Without our donors and believers, Capital Trees could not have completed the Low Line Gardens, nurtured and sustained 14th Street and Great Shiplock Park while continuing to be a catalyst for improvements to Richmond’s public landscapes.

With your continued support in 2018, we hope to complete the Low Line passage and park.

Thank you for believing in Capital Trees!

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Garden Club of America Honors Capital Trees

Capital Trees was recently honored to receive The Garden Club of America’s Zone Civic Improvement Commendation at the 2017 Zone VII Meeting which was held on October 23 – 26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The award was presented by Albemarle Garden Club member Carol Carter, First Vice Chairman of The GCA Conservation Committee at the awards banquet held on October 25 at the Forsyth Country Club.

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September: The Blooming is Easy

Capital Trees completed the planting of the Low Line Garden this spring to glorious effect!  The CSX viaduct is the backdrop and shrubs complementing the pattern of the raised trestle provide structure for sweeps of perennials.

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