We’ve helped sound the alarm and we’re fighting our own private battle in the backyard, so it’s nice to see two locals getting some attention from other RVA media.
“It’s unfortunate that it can look so beautiful to people, and yet it’s not — it’s evil,” says Ruth Robin, who lives near ivy-infested Forest Hill Park. “We want to inspire people to rise up and fight the ivy before it swallows Richmond whole.”
Robin and her neighbor Suzette Lyon have been waging a quiet battle against the plant for years, among other things organizing volunteers to remove ivy from city parks.
Now the two women are taking their appeal to the masses. They’ve launched IvyOutOfRichmond.org, which encourages homeowners to make their property “ivy-free zones,” and details the gravity of the threat. [Full Story]