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City to Again Participate in Earth Hour on March 29

On Saturday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m., the City of Richmond will participate in the global initiative known as Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund campaign that encourages individuals, businesses and governments to turn all non-essential lights off for one hour. Through this symbolic action, participants show leadership and make a commitment to ongoing change that reduces their impact on the environment.

The City of Richmond is participating in Earth Hour for the second year by turning off all non-essential lights at 21 City facilities to include:

• John Marshall Courthouse                               • Manchester Courthouse
• Juvenile Courts Building                                  • Juvenile Detention Center
• DPW Fleet Garage (Hopkins Rd.)                  • Parker Field Warehouse
• Marshall Street Plaza                                       • Southside Community Services Center
• Police Training Academy                                 • Main Library & all Branches
• Emerg…

Mayor Jones Outlines Archaeological and Historical Review Process For Shockoe Bottom Baseball Stadium Project Site

~ Focus on understanding and memorializing historical sites, preserving artifacts,
and sharing information with residents ~

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today shared details of his administration’s plans to conduct an archaeological and historical review of the Shockoe Bottom site proposed for a new baseball stadium.

The comprehensive process includes historical research, expert reviews, archaeological excavations, curation of found artifacts, public review and participation, and long-term sharing of historical information.

“Shockoe Bottom has played a central role in our city’s history since its earliest development. Today, it is a vibrant, thriving commercial and residential area. Its history must continue to be discovered, recorded, memorialized, and shared with our citizens and those who visit our capital city from around Virginia, the nation, and the world,” said Mayor Jones. 

“We have taken great care to put together an archaeological and historical review process that would b…