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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 6.73'
Flow: 11200 cfps

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High Tide: 8:00am
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Ways Richmonders are ruining the James River Park

Phil Riggan

March 30, 2012 7:31pm

I took the time to lay down my feelings about how a minority of Richmonders are misbehaving down at the James River Park on Richmond.com.

I love the James River. When I’m not playing down there, I dedicate many of my weekend and free hours to taking care of the James River Park
System, which has 17 parcels and covers more than 500 acres in the City of Richmond.

We all love the JRPS, but we may be loving it to death. This is expected to be the last year in the James River Park for Ralph White, the park manager and naturalist. We need to send him off into retirement right by showing we know how to behave in the park.

About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.