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Altria to help plant 1500 native trees

Phil Riggan

@RigganRVA
December 10, 2011 8:00am

Get ready to volunteer Richmond! From the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay:

In 2012 the Alliance will plant 1500 native tree seedlings and trees in the city of Richmond and surrounding counties.  This new project is a part of the Alliance’s Healing the Land Initiatives. This work is made possible through a generous grant from Altria.  To help implement this new project, we are proud to announce a partnership with Hands-On Greater Richmond who will help with volunteer coordination of the tree planting events. Our plan is to engage local watershed and community-based groups and members of the local corporate community in learning why trees are so important to help protect clean water in streams and rivers and to enjoy a day (or more) of volunteering to plant trees.  This work will help the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia to achieve local clean-up plans for the James River watershed and create a greener City.


About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.


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