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Gauge Height: 6.90'
Flow: 12000 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:48am
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Volunteers tackle tires in James

August 26, 2013 4:31pm

Based on the pictures and numbers, the first ever “Tire-less James,” organized by the James River Association, the Virginian Canals and Navigation Society and the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, looks to have been a roaring success. On August 17th, according to Christina Daniel of the JRA, 154 volunteers floated 59 miles of the middle James River (between Richmond and Lynchburg) and  removed 479 tires.  All the tires were then picked up and recycled by  Bridgestone Americas’ corporate One Team, One Planet Spent Tire Program. Here are some pictures of how it went down.

Tires on a batteau.

Tires on a batteau.






















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About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?