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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.40'
Flow: 908 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Everything open and dry with highs in the mid-80's on this first day of fall.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:18pm
Low Tide: 1:48pm

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Andy Thompson

ET Celebrates Local with Farm Tour and Cookout

On Saturday September 30th our friends at Ellwood Thompson’s are putting on their 2nd annual Farm Tour and Cookout from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Load up your car with …

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

Bike Walk RVA Launches First ‘Bike Restaurant Week’

Like bikes and good food? Next week, Bike Walk RVA has cooked up something special for you. September 17-21 will be Richmond’s first Bike Restaurant Week, a five-day promotion with …

By Andy Thompson | September 12, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Friends of the JRP is Looking for a Few Good ‘Heroes’

In 2011, the Friends of the James River Park launched the River Heroes Award to acknowledge and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the James River …

By Andy Thompson | September 11, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Video: Bikepacking the Wilds of Western Virginia

Our good friend Hunter Davis moved to Charlottesville back in the spring, but if that makes it easier for him to create masterpieces like this one, we’ll grudgingly deal with …

By Andy Thompson | September 11, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Friends of Dragon Run Add Fall Paddle Season

If you caught Bob Flynn’s piece in July about paddling the Dragon Run, one of Virginia’s most pristine and overlooked watershed, here’s some good news. You won’t have to wait …

By Andy Thompson | September 9, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Northam, Gillespie Sound Off at Clean Water Forum

On Wednesday, the James River Association and Chesapeake Bay Foundation co-hosted a Clean Water Forum with the candidates in the race to be Virginia’s next governor. Ed Gillespie and Lt. …

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

FOLAR to Host the 10th Annual ‘Paddle-or-Battle’

Registration is now open for the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River’s 10th Annual Paddle-or-Battle, an opportunity for a recreational paddle or a competitive race in a canoe, kayak, or SUP …

By Andy Thompson | September 7, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling

3rd Annual Films on the Floodwall Hits the River

The James River Association, James River Outdoor Coalition, and James River Advisory Council are organizing the third annual Films on the Floodwall. The free community film screening is scheduled for Wednesday, …

By Andy Thompson | September 1, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Urban Wildlife on Display in Richmond

I was poking around the Friends of the James River Park’s Facebook page the other day and found something I’d forgotten about for months. A couple of years ago, the …

By Andy Thompson | September 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

‘RVA Bike Share’ to Roll Out Next Week

I’ve got some friends that are in the process of moving to Richmond from New York City, and one of the first questions they asked me when they began looking …

By Andy Thompson | August 23, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Register Now to Ride Tour de Fall Line IV

It’s downright amazing that you can hold a 50-mile, mostly-mountain bike ride almost entirely within a city’s boundaries, but that’s exactly what RVA MORE has been doing for going on …

By Andy Thompson | August 18, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Not an Eclipse Road Warrior? Head to Brown’s Island on Aug. 21

On Sunday, I’ll be packing up the family and joining others to go eclipse chasing in South Carolina. Our plan is less than fully fleshed out, is possibly harebrained, and …

By Andy Thompson | August 16, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Va. Craft Brewers Fest Ticket Winners Announced!

The road back to normalcy probably feels like a long one if you live in Charlottesville right now. And maybe “normal” will never be quite the same after the events …

By Andy Thompson | August 15, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Vintage-style RVA Art at the Watermelon Fest

Hey outdoorsy friends, will be set up at the Watermelon Festival today in Carytown selling our sweet, vintage-style posters, pint glasses, and more at the Walkabout Outfitter tent. We’ll …

By Andy Thompson | August 13, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Osprey Cam Goes Dark For 2017

Well, folks, it was a fun ride. The first season of the RVAOspreyCam is now in the books. Our adults returned in March, mated, and laid three eggs (two of …

By Andy Thompson | August 9, 2017 | Posted In: Birding

Väsen Joins 1% for the Planet

Want to to know why we’re excited to partner with Vasen, the newest brewery in Scott’s Addition? It’s because of their commitment to the outdoor scene in Richmond and the …

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

Clean up RVA, Win Free Beer!

We’re really excited to be partnering with the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest to give away four tickets to the event on Aug. 19 in C-ville. First the details, then the …

By Andy Thompson | August 8, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Biggest James River Cleanup of the Year is Almost Here

Volunteering note (one that’s extremely family friendly): Registration is now open for the James River Regional Cleanup. The Cleanup is an annual event of the James River Advisory Council and …

By Andy Thompson | August 4, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Two Men Die in James River Incidents

This morning comes a fresh reminder — two, actually — that the James River is not to be trifled with, no matter the water level. Paul Whelan reports in the …

By Andy Thompson | August 3, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Registration Now Open for ‘Trails and Ales’ Run/Brew Fest

A celebration of Richmond’s urban trail system and popular craft brewery culture, Trails and Ales presented by Capital Ale House is set for Saturday, September 16th and will take place in Manchester (W. …

By Andy Thompson | August 2, 2017 | Posted In: Trail Running, Upcoming Events
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