This month’s volunteer of the month is a group of volunteers from
the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Virginia DMV employees volunteered at Pocahontas State Park to
honor veterans and support the disabled veteran community.
Pictured are the Opossums, Turtles and Warbles teams.
Volunteers come in all shapes, sizes, ages and from all walks of life. Volunteers can be individuals or a group of people with a common goal. One thing they all have in common is the desire to make a difference in the communities where they live. For the last several months, we’ve been highlighting achievements of individuals who volunteer at our parks with a Volunteer of the Month blog. This month we’d like to recognize the achievements of a group of volunteers who wanted to support veterans and particularly the disabled veteran community.
DMV volunteers performed preventive maintenance on existing mountain biking trails and removed non-native plant species. Pictured are the Bluebird and Eagle teams.
On a beautiful spring afternoon this past May, almost 100 volunteers from theRichmond Regional Ride Center at Pocahontas. The volunteers preformed preventive maintenance on mountain biking trails and non-native plant species removal. Their service allowed the regular park volunteers and staff time to work on handicap-accessible gateway trails for hand-cyclers.
Volunteer efforts by the DMV volunteers freed regular park volunteers and staff to work on handicap-accessible gateway trails for hand-cyclers. Pictured is the Snapping Turtle team.
Virginia DMV military and veterans programs manager, Christina Lipin, wrote in a recent email that “DMV employees enjoyed helping improve park conditions and supporting the disable veteran community.” She also wrote, “Our volunteers can’t wait to come back next year and work on the gateway trails.”
If you who are interested in volunteering to help work on the gateway trails at the Richmond Regional Ride Center at Pocahontas, please contact the Friends of Pocahontas State Park by click here.