Paint Out Pollution
On April 21, 2018, the Middle James Round Table collaborated with the City of Lynchburg, the James River Association and Art on Wheels' Paint out Pollution Program to host a Storm Drain Art Project to remind the community to put “only rain down the drain” and to educate residents on how they can do their part to improve local water quality. Sixteen inlets were identified and stenciled with art emphasizing the importance of clean water down the drains and the connection to the Bay. A big thanks to all the volunteers that made this project possible! Aimed at increasing public awareness of stormwater pollution, the storm drain art celebrates the native plant and animal species that call the James River home. You can spot all sixteen around downtown Lynchburg.
Festival of the river
The Richmond Symphony Presents:
FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER: THREE DAYS OF MUSIC, ART AND ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE BIG TENT AND ON BROWN’S ISLAND
MJRT hosted a booth at Festival of the River on Saturday, June 9th. We made 177 turtles with attendees and educated the public on the environmental health of the James River. A good time was had by all!
Weekly Watershed Announcements
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir