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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.82'
Flow: 4280 cfps
Below 5' no lifejacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 5:36am
Low Tide: 1:00pm

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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

Help Scientists Conserve Frogs and Toads at Maymont

One of my favorite harbingers of spring is listening for the chorus from a frog known as the spring peeper. Peepers inhabit forested wetlands where their tadpoles can thrive. One …

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

Record Attendance for Virginia State Parks in 2016

A record number of visitors at Virginia State Parks in 2016 means that we’ve got a good thing going in the Commonwealth. Higher visitation translates to higher revenues and more …

By Phil Riggan | January 19, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Prioritizing the James River at the General Assembly

The 2017 General Assembly Session kicked off last week, and our friends at the James River Association are hard at work speaking up for the James River and its watershed. …

By Andy Thompson | January 18, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Local Photog Captures Bald Eagles Sharing Pony Pasture Kill

Yesterday around 10 a.m. local photographer Chris Johnson, whose work we’ve featured here often, headed out to Pony Pasture in search of wildlife. He was in luck. About 40 yards …

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

When Pony Pasture Almost Became an Expressway…

After I posted yesterday about the conservation easement two Richmond landowners placed on their properties to protect their riverside land from development in perpetuity, I received an email from Greg …

By Andy Thompson | January 6, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Beautiful Short Film Celebrates Richmond’s Urban Wilderness

I thought it was worth highlighting this incredible short video from local filmmaker Melissa Lesh about the James River Park. As Lesh writes in notes accompanying the video, “The James …

By Andy Thompson | January 4, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

City Council Votes Down Funding for Reedy Creek Restoration Project

The Times-Dispatch’s Graham Moomaw reported late last night that Richmond’s City Council voted down a controversial stream restoration project in South Richmond, a project that many neighbors were vehemently against …

By Andy Thompson | November 15, 2016 | Posted In: Environment

Non-profit kicks-off campaign to raise $400,000 to purchase historic Belmead on the James.

The newly formed nonprofit Belmead on the James, Inc. today launched a major campaign to raise $400,000 towards the purchase of the Belmead property in Powhatan, Virginia from the Sisters …

By Andy Thompson | November 4, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Voting for Green Spaces in Henrico

In the Op/Ed section of Tuesday’s Times-Dispatch, Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill clues us in to something all Henrico voters should keep an eye out for in the ballot …

By Andy Thompson | November 2, 2016 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

James River Association Celebrates 40 Years of Improvements to Our Watery Playground

If you do anything in your day that includes water, you should appreciate how important it is for it to be clean and free of pollution. “A fully healthy James River …

By Phil Riggan | October 29, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Make the James River ‘Tire-less’ on October 1st

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 volunteers are invited to take part in a one-day tire cleanup focused on the James River between Howardsville and Scottsville. The James River Association is …

By Andy Thompson | September 19, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Dominion Coal Ash Pits Leaking Toxins into Public Areas

High levels of arsenic, lead and other toxins associated with coal ash have been found in water and sediment samples from a popular recreation area surrounding the Chesterfield Power Station. …

By Andy Thompson | September 14, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, James River
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