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.
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.
Soil Test Voucher Program
Don't Guess....Get a Soil Test!
Although fertilizer can be very helpful in establishing happy, healthy plants, it poses a risk if not used properly. Excess fertilizer and chemicals wash away with rainwater and pollute our local streams and waterways. The first guideline of responsible fertilizer application is to take a soil sample and have it analyzed to determine fertilizer needs.
Henricopolis SWCD has established a soil test incentive program to offset the cost of soil analysis for Henrico County residents. Henricopolis will provide two coupons per household to Henrico County residents to cover the $10.00 processing fee for a standard soil test (not including postage). Soil test kits are available in the Henrico Extension Office or in county libraries.
Coupons are available by email or in-person
Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, physical address andnumber of coupons requested