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Environmental Education

The Friends of Goochland Parks (FOGP) has received assistance from the Dominion Foundation to launch and coordinate an unprecedented community-wide effort to foster the long term environmental health and sustainability of Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing.

Under the volunteer leadership of the Friends of Goochland Parks, the projects seek to instruct, inspire and unite all involved to become dedicated to celebrating and conserving Tucker Park and the James River. 

The funds received from the Dominion Foundation are being used by the Friends of Goochland Parks to mobilize volunteers and establish collaborations in order to achieve the following goals:

  1. Promote the protection of Tucker Park’s natural resources through environmental monitoring
  2. Expand access to and usage of Tucker Park as a regional source of outdoor enjoyment and recreation. 
  3. Leverage Tucker Park as a resource for environmental educational programming and events.

  

The first “Goochland Green Day” was held Saturday, April 26th at Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing.  Sponsored by the Friends of Goochland Parks, Goochland County and Dominion Resources, the event was designed to promote environmental stewardship and showcase the natural and historical significance of Tucker Park. Friends of Goochland Parks’ board member, Leigh Dunn, coordinated the activities assisted by board members Mark D. Williams and Gary Clower. The event began with an early morning Bird Walk, conducted by Robert McLemore of the Richmond Audubon Society. 

Throughout the day, representatives from Goodwill collected used electronic equipment; the James River Master Naturalists planted a Butterfly Garden; volunteers collected litter; and children created their own drums. Chuck Peple, also a Friends of Goochland Parks board member, gave a historical talk about the Maidens Adventure Inn. The day concluded with a Drum Circle, facilitated by Arthur Lopez.


Corporate Sponsors

Friends of Goochland Parks is proud to partner with the following corporate donors.

      

Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing is owned and maintained by Goochland County’s Parks,
Recreation and Facilities Management Department.
It is open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk.