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Finding Time Stewardship || Clean the Bay Day

Volunteers cleaning the trailhead June offers many opportunities to get outside and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. June also provides stewardship opportunities such as Clean the Bay Day and National Trails Day events. The Friends of the Low Appomattox ( FOLAR ) hosted Clean the Bay Day as one of their enduring  Stewardship Saturdays . Over 25 volunteers were in attendance for the event. They provided a couple of hours of manpower to pick up trash and invasive plant removal. Our area of focus for this event was Rotary Park at Pocahontas Island, located in Petersburg Virginia. This section of the Appomattox River Trail  is located on Pocahontas Island which is a 70-acre peninsula on the north side of the Appomattox River. Pocahontas Island is listed on both the Virginia Landmarks Register and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Some of Petersburg's first enslaved blacks were brought here to work in 1732. The island is known to be home to

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