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Online registration closes Monday, April 1 at midnight. Checks only at walk-up registration.

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April 8—Conference Field Trips
Monday's field trips are simultaneous. Pick only one.
A. Shockoe Valley Bike Trip
Experienced cyclists: Discover the Cannon Creek greenway, the Shockoe Valley Streets Improvement Project, urban agriculture, and other revitalization efforts underway in Richmond.
B. Hike T-Pot/Belle Isle

This casual 4-mile hike crosses the river on the footbridge over the rapids, and heads to Belle Isle Park. Learn about the Civil War and industrial history along the James; enjoy the river up close. 

C. Route 5 Bus Tour

Journey along scenic Route 5 and Osbourne Turnpike to learn about the significance of these roads and surrounding landscape, and efforts underway to preserve the special qualities of this Virginia Scenic Byway.  Stops at the Four Mile Creek Trailhead of the Virginia Capital Trail, Malvern Hill, and Osborne Park Boat Landing.  We have five knowledgeable speakers. Thanks to Riverside Outfitters for sponsoring this trip.

D. Evergreen Cemetery Service Project

Tour a historic cemetery significant to local African American history, which over time fell into disrepair. You are invited to clear brush and debris, or record grave information, to help reclaim this historic site.

E. Low Line Tour

Explore an  oasis along the waterfront following the James River and Kanawha Canal that uses native plants and green infrastructure to mitigate stormwater. Travel to Low Line by bus; walk back along the Canal.

F. Ware Creek WMA Tour

Enjoy scenic bluff-top views overlooking the York River and neo-tropical bird migration watching on this trip to the recently acquired Ware Creek Wildlife Management Area in New Kent County.

April 9—Conference Field Trips
Tuesday afternoon field trips are simultaneous, please pick one. Concurrent sessions will also be running during this time.
G. Capital Trail Bike

Take a one-hour, easy bike tour of the amazing Virginia Capital Trail that links Richmond to Jamestown, an urban greenway that weaves through revitalization efforts undertaken in the City of Richmond.

H. Footprints of the Slave Trade

Walk along a footprint of the slave trading businesses that coincided with Richmond’s evolution from a village on Shockoe Creek to the nation’s epicenter of the domestic slave trade to the end of the civil war.