Join us to help clean up Vauxhall Island and 14th Street’s Mayo Bridge. There is plenty of trash, so bring a friend to help. This might not be kid-friendly trash picking. Meeting at 14th Street Whitewater takeout and either attain up by boat, (there will be a few spots available in the raft or BYOBoat) or walk along 14th Street to Pick Up Trash.
Close-toed shoes, boots might be preferred
Long pants/shirts that can get dirty
Bottle of water
The James River Park System acquired the nearly three-acre Vauxhall Island two years ago and the island is under a conservation easement with the Capital Region Land Conservancy.
The acquisition from the Enrichmond Foundation (which purchased the island at auction in 2014) aligns with the Richmond Master Plan’s mandate to “preserve the river’s waterways and adjacent riparian lands” and to “increase public access to the James where appropriate and feasible.”