Welcome to the Falls of the James Group
Our monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of the months January through the Spring and September through November at 7 PM. We meet at Congregation Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road, 23235; if you cannot come in person, there is a Zoom component. We sponsor programs to inform Sierra Club members and the general public about local, regional, state and national environmental issues. Virtual program participation is free and open to the public. Just register below at the links provided for our programs.
The National Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, Chief Operations Officer, Jen Trahan, and Ramón J. Cruz, President, as of August 5th, 2021, indicated that outings, meetings and some events have resumed. All require a safety plan, written by the organizers, to be approved by the Virginia Chapter and National Sierra Club. In addition, all participants at any indoor event MUST be masked, regardless of vaccination status.
FOJG Ex Comm 2023 Endorsed Candidates
Please see the questionnaire responses below to learn about the FOJG Ex Comm Endorsed Candidates for 2023.
FOJG In-Person & Virtual Program: What's Happening in the Richmond Region?
Date and Time: Tues, Nov 14, 2023; 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual or Congregation Or Ami, 9400 W Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235 Map
What's Happening in the Richmond Region? The Land Conservation View by Parker Agelasto, Executive Director of the Capital Region Land Conservancy.
With only about 6% of the land protected in the Richmond region, the small but mighty Capital Region Land Conservancy is making its best effort to conserve land for future generations. That includes working lands like forests and farms, important natural habitats, and equitable public access to nature for all our residents. Learn how CRLC has contributed to the ambitious goals outlined in President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order committing to the conservation of 30% of the land in the United States before 2030. How has the Richmond region been doing and what might a path forward look like to support these efforts?
Parker has an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business, a Master of Arts in Art History, also from UVA, and a BA from Bates College. He serves on the board of Virginia’s United Land Trusts and VIRGINIAforever. Parker has been with CRLC since September 2015 and has helped to conserve over 4,000 acres of land. He has developed collaborative relationships with elected officials and planning staffs across the region to better coordinate strategic land conservation. His experience with land conservation is also personal; his family owns a 200 acre property in Nelson County along the Rockfish River (a tributary of the James River) that is protected under a conservation easement.
Signup Instructions: This will be a hybrid program. Register HERE for the Zoom link and for program reminders if you cannot attend in person. The in-person setting is Congregation Or Ami at 9400 W Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235.
Pot Luck Dinner and Green Giant Awards
Date and Time: Tues, Dec 12, 2023; 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Congregation Or Ami, 9400 W Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235 Map
This program will only be an in-person program at Congregation Or Ami at 9400 W. Huguenot Rd Richmond VA 23235.
Richmond Clean Energy & Climate Justice Budget Recommendations
Click HERE to see the FOJG's Richmond Clean Energy & Climate Justice Budget Recommendations. These were sent to Mayor Stoney and the Richmond City Council.
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