offers art to protect wetland preservation.
With more than 310,000 people living in Henrico County it seems that individuals can make a difference on their own. Besides plants, fish, animals and other living resources, humans also are part of the ecosystem. Everything we do in some way impacts the ecosystem.
There are many activities people can do in their daily lives to reduce water and air pollution, including the planting of native vegetation that requires less fertilizer, pesticides and water. Whether inside or out, use less water to reduce the amount that will need to be treated in the local wastewater facility.
Children can get involved as well. Kids can participate in simple activities such as picking up litter and recycling newspapers, aluminum and plastic.
One artist steps up to help
Dan Bartges, a well-known Henrico County artist, has agreed to donate the proceeds from limited edition prints of his paintings of Tuckahoe Creek, to help raise public awareness and appreciation of Henrico County's rivers, creeks, streams, marshes and swamps. His landscapes and still-life paintings have appeared in regional, national and international exhibitions, as well as corporate collections and publications.
All monies for the sale of numbered prints and note cards will benefit the county's efforts to protect and restore streams and to improve water quality throughout the county.
The note cards
On the left and below, you can view the art on the note cards that come as 12 cards and 12 envelopes per package. They may be purchased for $12 per package.
Dan Bartges Print
The print, Tuckahoe Creek Marsh, Springtime, is available as a signed-and-numbered limited edition print, presented on high quality, acid-free paper (18"-by-24") for $50.
All these items make great gifts for friends as you share the natural beauty of Henrico County.
Checks should be written to Henrico Recreation and Parks. All proceeds will help Henrico County wetlands, including educational programs conducted through the Henrico County Division of Parks and through the watershed-based stormwater management program currently being run by the Department of Public Works.
For more information
For more information, call Henrico Department of Recreation and Parks (1-804-501-5102) or click on the WEB site:
Photo at top:
Yellow Pond-Lily, Tuckahoe Creek
Photo above, left:
A bend in Tuckahoe Creek
Photo at right:
Tall trees in Tuckahoe Creek Marsh
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