Rick Tatnall 
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Re: “Richmond Delegation Heads to London for 400th Anniversary of Pocahontas's Death

Hi Paul. The financials presented by CHPN were old and based on a larger delegation. The costs of the trip are approx. $1,750 per person for a six-day trip and we have asked each delegation member to raise $500 towards their own costs. Our delegation now numbers 14 (7 from Franklin Military, 3 from James River Park, 3 from Eastern Chickahominy and myself) so our fundraising goal is $17,500 for the trip with all additional funds raised going towards the 4 Pocahontas legacy projects. The trip is just the beginning of this project which will have a positive rippling effect on students and teachers at Franklin as well as across the RPS system, for the James River Park System, and for the seven Virginia Tribes with a descendant relationship to Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas. Everything is explained at http://replenishrichmond.com/pocahontas-hi… - Rick Tatnall, Delegation leader

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Posted by Rick Tatnall on 03/14/2017 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Ideas Continue for Park Over River

Dear Mr. Elmore and Richmond BridgePark Foundation,

I was so excited to finally read in Style that there is some consideration for using the Manchester Bridge as the place to put your Bridge Park idea. I have been actively considering and investigating this idea for several years and I ask that y'all seriously consider this option for several reasons.
1) As you are already aware, the views from each side of the Manchester Bridge are spectacular and quite different and are aided by the height of the bridge.
2) The Manchester Bridge is the most under-utilized piece of highway in the City. Dedicating a lane on each side of the bridge to a park would not change its ability to easily handle the traffic it gets now and will get in the future, even during rush hour and even with the explosion of people moving into Manchester.
3) While there is a strong similarity between the Bridge Park idea across the stone railway piers and the Dam Walk, there is no such similarity with a park on the Manchester Bridge.
4) The center median walkway on the Manchester Bridge, which was required by law, can be enhanced and connected in some way to the parks on either side of the bridge.
5) The costs of using the Manchester Bridge would be significantly less than building a new bridge. While you may feel comfortable that you could raise the needed funds, I ask that you consider the need for funds in so many other critical areas of life in Richmond.

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Posted by Rick Tatnall on 11/06/2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Dr. Zucchini

I applaud Mr. Zucchini and all of his supporters from Shalom Farms and UMUMR in their continued effort to enhance the quality of life for those living in our disadvantaged communities and I am disappointed that I am the first to comment on this article after almost a week. This is a wonderful "slice of life" update on the efforts of Shalom Farms (thank you Ned and Jason), with an equally wonderful picture from Scott Elmquist highlighting Mr. Zucchini (aka Dominic Barrett) offering his wonderful and welcoming smile. The Community of Richmond needs to be more supportive of people like Dr. Zucchini because he and his friends are doing damn important work with a smile. That's why I decided to comment.

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Posted by Rick Tatnall on 10/27/2014 at 7:24 PM

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