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Mary Rafferty

Mary Rafferty is the Executive Director of the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN), and facilitates Virginia’s various conservation efforts in partnership with other organizations. Before her time at VCN, Mary worked with Environment America, organizing grassroots efforts to protect untouched landscapes in America. She is also on the board of Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing. Mary’s passion for the environment extends beyond her career, with much of her time spent in Richmond’s beautiful natural landscape.

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Richmond, VA
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James River
James River, Richmond, VA, USA
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Forest Hill Park
Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA, USA
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Dogwood Dell
600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
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Shenandoah National Park
Enjoy over 500 miles of gorgeous hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Stumble upon a ridge crest, panoramic views, waterfalls and canyons. Spot deer, black bears, and wild turkeys. When in season admire the abundant wildflowers and apple trees. Stop to learn about its history from one of the many stone foundations, and cemeteries.  
Front Royal, VA 22630, USA
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Byrd Park
Byrd Park, Richmond, VA, USA
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Pump House in Byrd Park
"We like to imagine what it could be like now as a community space, right next to the river and canal."  —  Lean Year Located in Byrd Park, Pump House stands as a Victorian Gothic treasure. West of the Boulevard Bridge and the Kanahwha Canal, it was designed and constructed in the 1880s under the leadership of the great Richmond city engineer Col. Wilfred Emory Cutshaw.
1708 Pump House Drive, Richmond, VA 23221, United States
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Belle Isle
Lee Bridge Richmond, VA 23225
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Richmond, VA
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Lewis Ginter Park
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228, USA
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Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Citizen Burger
2907 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
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Lamplighter Coffee
116 South Addison Street, Richmond, VA, USA
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