About Friends of Forest Hill Park
In 1997, the Friends of Forest Hill Park began as a committee of the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association. Within the first year, Friends became a group separate from the neighborhood association and tackled projects such as helping the city of Richmond acquire a grant to establish a Reedy Creek Watershed Management Plan. With that successful action, Friends was off and running to take on many other projects to preserve the vigor and durability of Forest Hill Park and its many amenities.
To encourage and safeguard responsible use and care of Forest Hill Park in collaboration with the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and to promote a broader understanding and knowledge of the park’s history as one of the oldest public gathering places in Richmond.
Walking History Tour
May 4, 9:30 pm
The name “Veranda Cottage” appears in old newspapers in the rooms for rent section of local newspapers. Where is it? As late as 1910, only three structures were on 41st Street south of Forest Hill Avenue and only two of them were residences. One of the residences was the home of a notable sculptor. Are those three structures still standing? Come with us on May 4th for a neighborhood history walk and learn the answers to those questions and much more. Meet at the Stone House at 9:30 to see many vintage photos of the area. We will walk back in history from 10:00 until noon. Donation is $15 per person. Free to members of Friends of Forest Hill Park.
All About Trees: Presentation
by Julia Morano
Stone House, Forest Hill Park
May 18, noon-3 PM
This event is a presentation of the vast array of research being done worldwide on the role of trees in the earth’s ecology. The afternoon will focus on two main areas: trees in the forest and trees in the environment that people have created. Subjects will include trees and human health; trees and the quality of life; trees and soil and water cleanup; individual trees and their interconnection; and Macro ecology.
Julia Morano has worked in natural resource conservation and management for over 35 years ranging through a wide arena of issues such as soil and water cleanup and pollution prevention; solid waste management; community restoration and greening; garden designs and tree plantings. Julia has been a Master Gardener since 2000.
The Tree Stewards have approved this presentation for renewal of educational points. There is no charge to attend, however please register so we will have enough seating. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register online by May 10.
Sponsored by Friends of Forest Hill Park