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James River

James Claims Second Swimmer of 2017

If you can swim, it’s hard to drown in the James River in Richmond right now. Take a look at the handy RichmondOutside info center (top left of the home …

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

Final Osprey Fledges, but RVA Osprey Cam Action Isn’t Over Yet

It’s a bittersweet time over at the RVA Osprey Cam. If you haven’t checked in on Maggie and Walker recently (those are the adult ospreys), you missed their two chicks …

By Andy Thompson | June 27, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

James River Park System to Include Vauxhall Island

A planned expansion of the James River Park System — and its conservation easement — is advancing, with Richmond’s City Council set to approve an ordinance for the acceptance of grant funds …

By Andy Thompson | May 31, 2017 | Posted In: James River

High Water, Holiday Weekend Likely to Mean More Rescues

Interesting, if unsurprising, news from Halle Parker and John Boyer in today’s Times-Dispatch. There were two river rescues on the James yesterday, Richmond Fire and EMS told the T-D. In …

By Andy Thompson | May 27, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Four Local Artists to Paint Storm Drains on VCU Campus

Storm drain art soon will become the latest genre to adorn the streets of VCU. Through the RVAH2O Storm Drain Art Project, an initiative of the City of Richmond Department …

By Andy Thompson | May 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Richmond, meet ‘Maggie’ and ‘Walker’!

If you missed the news, on Sunday at Dominion Riverrock our RVA Osprey Cam partners the Friends of the James River Park announced the names for the adult ospreys. After …

By Andy Thompson | May 23, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Voting is Open: Help Us Name Our Ospreys

Last week we solicited name pairs for our osprey parents at the RVA Osprey Cam (click here to find out why we’re naming the adults, not the chicks). Well, now …

By Andy Thompson | May 10, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Must See Video: “Outdoors in the City”

Christian Wood just sent us this sweet video highlighting some of Richmond’s most popular outdoor pursuits — whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. It’s the kind of clip that …

By Andy Thompson | May 4, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling

Amid Cold, Rain, RVA Osprey Family Welcomes New Life

Yesterday morning, viewers at the RVAOspreyCam were treated to an amazing moment. At 7:45 a.m., the mother osprey stood up and walked to the edge of the nest. The day …

By Andy Thompson | April 25, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

#Hatchwatch Enters Day 3

It’s a gorgeous morning in RVA as we await the emergence of baby osprey No. 1 from its egg. The weather looks like it will turn nasty over the weekend …

By Andy Thompson | April 21, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

Big Day at the RVAOspreyCam!

It’s been a crazy few days in RVA Osprey World. Last Thursday our internet signal started to degrade due to interference from other signals near our ethernet bridge on a …

By Andy Thompson | April 19, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

One Week Left to Enter Storm Drain Art Contest

RVAH2O, a local initiative by Richmond Department of Public Utilities to support watershed management efforts, is once again seeking local artists paint a strong message on city storm drains about …

By Andy Thompson | April 12, 2017 | Posted In: James River

New Races, Features for 2017 James River Rundown

2016 marked the third year of the James River Rundown, an annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile …

By Justin Doyle | April 4, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Paddling, Upcoming Events

Downtown RVA Ospreys Now Sitting on Three Eggs!

Richmond’s favorite pair of ospreys (featured at RVAOspreyCam.com) isn’t slowing down. Every couple of days it seems, there’s something to report. Last Thursday the female laid a third egg. Given …

By Andy Thompson | March 27, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

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 RVAOspreyCam.com has been sitting on the nest in a very particular way since …

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

RVA Osprey Cam is Now Live!

The idea was born a couple of years ago: Showcase the natural wonders of Richmond’s downtown through an osprey cam atop a Richmond-Petersburg Railroad bridge piling. And now, finally, here …

By Andy Thompson | March 13, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Uncategorized

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

Coming Soon: Downtown RVA Osprey Cam

Yesterday was an exciting day on the river for RichmondOutside.com. For a couple of years now we’ve batted around the idea of putting a camera on an osprey or eagle …

By Andy Thompson | February 21, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Paddling, Uncategorized

Update: Progress for the James River in the General Assembly

The James River Association periodically sends out emails on their advocacy efforts in the General Assembly, and considering we’re about halfway through the current session, I figured we’re past due for …

By Andy Thompson | February 8, 2017 | Posted In: James River

JRA Accepting Applications for 7th Annual “Floating Classroom”

The James River Association is accepting applications for the 7th Annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. High school …

By Andy Thompson | February 1, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events
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