We’re cleaning up the James River and you can help

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 09:52:04-04

RICHMOND, Va. — You can help make a difference in your community by joining the CBS 6 team on Saturday, October 18 for HandsOn Day. CBS 6 staff, viewers and social media fans will come together to help beautify the James River Park System.

In addition to planting native species throughout the park and removing invasive plants, we will clean trails along river and park areas.

We’d love to have you and your family join us. Click here for more details and to sign-up. When asked, be sure to use the code: CBS6.

Once you sign up, HandsOn will email you more details about the project.


Be sure to wear clothing that can get dirty.  It is also a good idea to bring work or gardening gloves if you have a pair. The project will be rain or shine. There are bathrooms available on site and signs will be up to help you find a place to park.

Our project is just one of many scheduled to take place during HandsOn Day. More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to get involved in dozens of projects around Central Virginia that day.

“My favorite aspect of HandsOn Day is there are a thousand volunteers all across our region– planting flowers, painting new murals, packaging food,” HandsOn Greater Richmond Vanessa Diamond said in a written statement. “We all give back throughout the year in different ways but I love the idea of families and friends—and strangers, for that matter—getting together to create something within our community on one day.”

The volunteer opportunity is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After the clean-up, we’re all heading over to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for a post-HandsOn Day celebration.

If you have any questions or an issue signing up, click here to email me.