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RVA Clean Sweep – Oregon Hill Monthly Clean Up

RVA Clean Sweep is an all volunteer trash clean up group that aims to help neighbors and neighborhood associations establish monthly clean ups. From the event page:

Sunday, August 2, 2015
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

We will be holding trash pickers & wearing some orange shirts!
We will be meeting on the corner of Idlewood & Cherry and covering Harrison to Belvedere.

All supplies will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle.

Richmond2015/UCI Bicycle Race Information Meetings Schedule

From Richmond2015 email:

Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Championships will host a series of informational meetings to help the community “Get Race Ready”!

During these meetings the community can learn from race officials about the race routes and schedules, the traffic management plan, where to party and how they can get engaged with this once in a generation opportunity to see the best cyclists in the World race through their backyards.

The series of meetings will take place daily the first two weeks of August at various times and locations throughout the region. See below and attached for a schedule of these public meetings.

Please share this information with your customers, patrons, members, employees, etc. As well as on your webpages, social media pages, etc. to help Richmond 2015 reach those who live, work and play in the impacted areas.


Belle Isle Cleanup This Sunday

RVA Clean Sweep is scheduled to work on Belle Isle this Sunday:

Belle Isle is in desperate need of a cleanup, this is the time of the year when the highest number of visitors are out and unfortunately they leave a huge mess. We’ll clean the parking area and then do a loop over to the rocks and back around. It shouldn’t take more than 2 hours at the most. I’ll have trash pickers, gloves and trash bags, please bring water and good walking shoes.

Please go here to sign up to volunteer:

The Belle Isle parking lot on Tredegar Street was completely full yesterday evening and it’s no wonder with accolades still pouring in- outdoor sports store REI has named the James River Parks as one of the nation’s six best river parks. This comes three years after Outside Magazine readers voted Richmond as the Best River City in the country. Richmond will again be featured as a travel destination in the September issue of National Geographic Traveler. Their brief feature “Where to go Next” highlights L’Opossum and the James River Park.

Reminder: 4th Precinct MPACT Community Tomorrow

From email announcement:

Good afternoon 4th Precinct MPACT Community,

Attached is the agenda for the 4th Precinct MPACT meeting scheduled for Thursday July 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the library of Linwood Holton Elementary School (1600 West Laburnum Avenue).

<<MPACT 4th Precinct Meeting Agenda July 16, 2015.pdf>>

This month we invite you to attend a MPACT conversation with special guest speakers, M.S. Khara, City Engineer for the Department of Public Works, who will discuss current and future infrastructure plans as it relates to the UCI World Championship race. Paul Manning ,Chief Service Officer with the Office of Volunteerism, who will discuss the City Hall Ambassador Program. The purpose of this new volunteer effort is to enhance the visitor experience at City Hall. The City Hall Ambassadors will welcome visitors, answer basic City questions and provide directional assistance.

Please note that this agenda may be revised. Refer to the City’s MPACT website for updates. You will find the attached meeting minutes from our last meeting on June 18 2015.Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for doing your part to help build a better Richmond.

<<4th Precinct Meeting Minutes June 18 2015.pdf>>

Chris Clark
MPACT Outreach Coordinator
Chief Administrative Office
900 East Broad Street., Suite 1502
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Cleanups This Saturday

Two cleanup efforts are happening this Saturday-

First, from Jimmy’s email:

SATURDAY JULY 11 8-11 am

We will walk thru the alleys to
toss all the discarded furniture into the
trash truck. Come to Pleasants Park (S. Laurel & Albemarle St.) at 8am.

Even if you can only give 30 minutes, we’d love to have you!!

Coming later than 8am?? Call me at 804-335-5808 or simply look in all the alleys til you find us.
If lifting furniture isn’t your thing, we can give you a grabber & bag for you to get the smaller litter.

Seeking anyone who can join the effort. Oregon Hill residents or not. Get some exercise – save on Gym Membership fees!!

If you can join the cleanup THIS SATURDAY, please say so in a reply.


thanks, jimmy blackford

Second, from RVA Cleansweep:

Oregon Hill Monthly Cleanup
Saturday, July 11, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Corner of Cumberland Street & Cherry Street
899 Cumberland Street, Richmond, VA (map)

We will be wearing orange T-shirts on the Corner of Cumberland & Cherry
We will be cleaning along Cumberland Street in Oregon Hill. Please bring your water bottle.

All supplies will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes.

Please use the MeetUp page to sign up for the RVA Cleansweep effort.

More coordination for future cleanups is something that is being worked on now.

Important Announcement For July 3 Fireworks

From Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association, in regard to fireworks on July 3:

On July 3rd:

At around 5 pm, police officers will be stationed at the following intersections:

Laurel and Idlewood, Holly and Laurel, Holly and Pine.

Because of congestion and traffic from the Downtown Expressway, police decided this year to close Laurel Street at Idlewood to everyone but neighbors and guests.

Those without the password or current proof of address will still be able to access the neighborhood at Spring Street until around 7 pm. At 7 pm, the police will start closing down Belvedere and the Lee Bridge.

The Overlook be closed to all but residents and guests. The Oregon Hill Parkway should be closed at the same time 2nd street is closed. The Lee Bridge ramps will be closed also.

Neighbors can get past the police at any time with the password or identification showing that they reside in the neighborhood.

Oregon Hill Walking Tour On Sunday

From the Valentine Museum/Richmond History Center:

June 21, 2-4 p.m.
Oregon Hill Walking Tour
Oregon Hill originated as a grouping of residences for workers from the Tredegar Iron Works and survives today as a tight-knit working class enclave that has continued to thrive with remarkable cohesion. Learn about its history and newer developments on this tour of the neighborhood. Meet at Laurel and Idlewood streets.