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Scourge of James River Park: PSA Aims to Limit Litter

Andy Thompson

July 24, 2015 12:51pm

James River Park System PSA - Pick up Your Trash! from Max Posner on Vimeo.

A message from James River Park System Superintendent, Nathan Burrell on the importance of picking up the trash you bring into the JRPS.

Please pack out what you pack in to The James River Park System.

Don't trash our treasure!

Brought to you by The James River Outdoor Coalition.


I got an email from Max Posner, local stud whitewater paddler and VP of the James River Outdoor Coalition, yesterday with the above video attached. JROC put it together, Posner said, “because we’ve noticed, along with park staff, that much trash is being left in the park this summer.”

So he put together a short video PSA from Nathan on the importance of taking your trash out of the park.

“We are trying to get this message out to the residents of Richmond in an effort to spread the word about keeping the park clean,” he said.
Anyone think a park stockade for convicted litterers is a sweet idea? Maybe in the middle of Belle Isle. A night in the blocks sounds about right for someone who can’t be bothered to pick up a bottle they brought in to the park.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?