James River Association Proves Rewards of Restoration at Chapel Island

The James River Association is a long-standing lead member of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force. JRA adopted Chapel Island as its project focus area, having already begun management work there in 2014, the year before the task force’s inception.

An “after” image reveals the natural beauty and vibrancy released when overwhelming invasive privet was controlled.

The JRA/Chapel Island project showcases the impact of the long game that is invasive plant management and restoration ecology. Learn more about this 11 acre downtown gem in Restoring Chapel Island: Uncovering History and Restoring Habitat along the James River.