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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.78'
Flow: 1590 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Very warm today with highs in the mid 80's. The trails are in really good shape in the area. Everything is open.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:42am
Low Tide: 9:42am

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Friends of JRP ‘River Heroes’ Celebrated

The Friends of the James River Park gathered on October 5th for the 6th Annual Ralph White River Heroes Celebration to honor this year’s recipients of River Hero awards. The …

By Andy Thompson | October 10, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

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

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

The I, the We and the Soreness – Experiment at the Homestead

Today, I love the feeling of sore muscles.  Sore muscles today means heavily used muscles yesterday. Something so physiologically heavy happened that my body continues to tell the story. I …

By Scott Turner | August 17, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

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

Maymont’s Otter Cam Now Up and Running

It’s no secret that we here at RichmondOutside are big fans of animal cams — especially the RVAOspreyCam (but also this one of grizzlies in Alaska) — so we were …

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

KVB Grants Highlight Local Groups Working to Keep Richmond Beautiful

In 2011 our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful started a program called “30 in 30,” i.e. 30 grants in 30 days, to “empower groups all across Virginia to make an …

By Andy Thompson | July 21, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

City Attorney Responds to Legal Questions About Larus Park Land Deal

The Times-Dispatch’s Vanessa Remmers has an update today on a story we posted about last month. Chesterfield County is proposing to lease a portion — about 1.26 acres — of …

By Andy Thompson | July 13, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

KVC Needs Help Cleaning Up Pony Pasture

A couple weeks back we introduced a non-profit new to RVA called Keep Virginia Cozy. Litter pickups are a big part — though not all — of what they do, …

By Andy Thompson | July 11, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

‘Queen’ of Dragon Run Leads Unforgettable Trips to Swamp Sanctuary

Teta Kain, a longtime paddle master on the Dragon Run, doesn’t know with certainty the origin of the cypress swamp’s name. But after making more than 300 trips down the …

By Bob Flynn | July 11, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

At Non-Profit ‘KVC,’ Cleanliness is Next to Coziness

The idea for Keep Virginia Cozy came about pretty organically (pun intended). Founder Brian Bell is an avid outdoorsman at heart. Growing up in Staunton, he spent a great deal …

By Audra Scott | June 21, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Will Richmond Sell Parkland to Aid Chesterfield County?

When I first started as the Times-Dispatch outdoors columnist in the fall of 2007 one of my first pieces was about Richmond’s Lewis G. Larus Park? Never heard of Larus? …

By Andy Thompson | June 20, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Bringing the Outdoors In at Vasen Brewing

There’s no beer percolating at Vasen Brewing yet, but a dominant motif is coming into focus at Scott’s Addition’s soon-to-be newest brewery. On a visit last week, artist Emily Herr‘s …

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

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

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 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

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