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Gauge Height: 5.35'
Flow: 5940 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:06am

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Outdoor News Archives

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

Where Will Bike Lanes Go, and What Will They Look Like?

If you don’t receive information from the Sports Backers’ BikeWalkRVA program, you should. Their email blasts are always informative. Case in point: a recent email from Shihan Wijeyeratne, Lead Organizer for …

By Andy Thompson | March 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Downtown RVA Ospreys Now Sitting on Three Eggs!

Richmond’s favorite pair of ospreys (featured at RVAOspreyCam.com) isn’t slowing down. Every couple of days it seems, there’s something to report. Last Thursday the female laid a third egg. Given …

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

Sports Backers Bringing New ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off’ to 2017 Riverrock

A new challenge will take place at this year’s Dominion Riverrock that promises to add a splash of color to the festivities:  Riverrock’s first-ever ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off,’ set for …

By Andy Thompson | March 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Path Untraveled’ (You Know, Those Giant Rings Near the T-Pot)

Last year I spent some time with Josh Weiner as he prepared for his art installation at the south end of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. The bridge wasn’t completed …

By Andy Thompson | March 22, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

RVA Osprey Cam: We Have Our First Egg!

Check it out, Richmond: A baby is on the way! The female osprey we’ve been following at RVAOspreyCam.com has been sitting on the nest in a very particular way since …

By Andy Thompson | March 17, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

FOLAR Announces Plan for 20+ miles of Trails Along Appomattox River

After an intensive 12-month process that began with a $100,000 grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River has released its Appomattox River Trail Master …

By Andy Thompson | March 15, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Greenways

RVA Osprey Cam is Now Live!

The idea was born a couple of years ago: Showcase the natural wonders of Richmond’s downtown through an osprey cam atop a Richmond-Petersburg Railroad bridge piling. And now, finally, here …

By Andy Thompson | March 13, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Uncategorized

Stop James River Pollution at Home, Become a ‘Hero’

Homeowners living in the James River basin are invited to join the James River Association in celebrating River Hero Home month this March. Throughout the month, the organization will bring …

By Andy Thompson | March 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

International Mountain Bike Travel Company Now Offers RVA Rides

Airbnb is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, and its popularity lies in offering travelers the opportunity to experience towns and cities around the world via unique accommodations that let …

By Andy Thompson | February 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Road Trip: Trail Riding is a Thrill at Freedom Park

Looking to get out of Richmond for a day of outstanding trail riding? Williamsburg isn’t far away and Freedom Park is a great place to ride a mountain bike. Located …

By Phil Riggan | February 24, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running
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