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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 8.94'
Flow: 22200 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Monday, May 29, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:36am
Low Tide: 3:06pm

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Outdoor News Archives

High Water, Holiday Weekend Likely to Mean More Rescues

Interesting, if unsurprising, news from Halle Parker and John Boyer in today’s Times-Dispatch. There were two river rescues on the James yesterday, Richmond Fire and EMS told the T-D. In …

By Andy Thompson | May 27, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Four Local Artists to Paint Storm Drains on VCU Campus

Storm drain art soon will become the latest genre to adorn the streets of VCU. Through the RVAH2O Storm Drain Art Project, an initiative of the City of Richmond Department …

By Andy Thompson | May 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Richmond, meet ‘Maggie’ and ‘Walker’!

If you missed the news, on Sunday at Dominion Riverrock our RVA Osprey Cam partners the Friends of the James River Park announced the names for the adult ospreys. After …

By Andy Thompson | May 23, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Celebrate ‘Bike to Work Day’ with Mayor Stoney

In case you’ve been stuck in traffic and missed the memo, May is National Bike Month. There have been lots of bike-related events all over the city already. But this …

By Andy Thompson | May 17, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at www.FloClimbing.com during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Voting is Open: Help Us Name Our Ospreys

Last week we solicited name pairs for our osprey parents at the RVA Osprey Cam (click here to find out why we’re naming the adults, not the chicks). Well, now …

By Andy Thompson | May 10, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Must See Video: “Outdoors in the City”

Christian Wood just sent us this sweet video highlighting some of Richmond’s most popular outdoor pursuits — whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. It’s the kind of clip that …

By Andy Thompson | May 4, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling

It’s Time to Name Our Ospreys!

It was an eventful weekend for viewers of the RVA Osprey Cam. On the high side, we watched the parents dutifully dote on their first two chicks, bringing shad and …

By Andy Thompson | May 1, 2017 | Posted In: Birding

Events Announced as Bike Month Approaches

RVA Bike Month 2017 kicked off with proclamations of support from Richmond City Council and the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and the calendar includes over 40 bike-related events taking …

By Andy Thompson | April 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Amid Cold, Rain, RVA Osprey Family Welcomes New Life

Yesterday morning, viewers at the RVAOspreyCam were treated to an amazing moment. At 7:45 a.m., the mother osprey stood up and walked to the edge of the nest. The day …

By Andy Thompson | April 25, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Groups Announce Protection of Parcel Next to Bryan Park

Five years ago, members of the Friends of Bryan Park were facing the seeming inevitability of development of the Shirley subdivision in Henrico County adjacent to the forested section of …

By Andy Thompson | April 21, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

#Hatchwatch Enters Day 3

It’s a gorgeous morning in RVA as we await the emergence of baby osprey No. 1 from its egg. The weather looks like it will turn nasty over the weekend …

By Andy Thompson | April 21, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Big Day at the RVAOspreyCam!

It’s been a crazy few days in RVA Osprey World. Last Thursday our internet signal started to degrade due to interference from other signals near our ethernet bridge on a …

By Andy Thompson | April 19, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Southside Coyotes Back in the News

It was about a year ago we last featured urban coyotes doing their thing in RVA — munching on a small dog let out to pee at midnight. Well, now …

By Andy Thompson | April 17, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Much to See, Do at Appomattox Riverfest

On Saturday, April 29th the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will stage the 3rd annual Appomattox RiverFest (with co-sponsor Fort Lee). This day long family event is great for nature lovers, birders, …

By Andy Thompson | April 13, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Paddling, Upcoming Events

One Week Left to Enter Storm Drain Art Contest

RVAH2O, a local initiative by Richmond Department of Public Utilities to support watershed management efforts, is once again seeking local artists paint a strong message on city storm drains about …

By Andy Thompson | April 12, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Study: JRPS Has Huge Economic Impact on Businesses, Property Values

A study conducted by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and released by Friends of the James River Park finds the James River Park System has a large positive economic impact …

By Andy Thompson | April 8, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

New Races, Features for 2017 James River Rundown

2016 marked the third year of the James River Rundown, an annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile …

By Justin Doyle | April 4, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Paddling, Upcoming Events

Tight Lines, Good Times at the Va. Fly Fishing Festival

The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival returns to Central Virginia on April 8th and 9th at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The largest event of its kind in the …

By Chris Siess | April 1, 2017 | Posted In: Fishing, Upcoming Events
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