Monday, January 14, 2013

Redskins training camp construction begins with a blunder

The construction company in charge of building the Redskins training camp behind the Virginia Science Museum began the project by systematically bulldozing every tree on the 17-acre state property, a completely unnecessary act of vandalism. I think Chris A. Hilbert may have expressed it best.

From Councilman Chris A. Hilbert:
A statement by
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
Councilman, Northside 3rd Voter District

(Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – "I am disgusted and outraged in learning about the total destruction of all the trees at the planned Washington Redskins Football training site in our city. Richmond residents deserve much better than this complete and utter failure to protect one of our city's most valuable resources, our urban forest.

This incident is shocking and calls into question the entire management of this project and I want to get to the bottom of it.

I demand a full report on how this was allowed to happen and the specific steps that will be taken immediately to resolve and remedy this loss. This is to include a full one for one replacement, meeting the same measurement caliper of those trees taken down."

CONTACT For more information, please contact Councilman Chris A. Hilbert,
Richmond City Council, Northside 3rd Voter District, at 804.646.6055 or

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