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Gauge Height: 5.76'
Flow: 7370 cfps
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:06am

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James River

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

It’s Almost Time to ‘Shiver in the River’

Just a friendly reminder, that this Saturday you can join hundreds of crazy people who will voluntarily jump into the James River on a day when the high temperature is …

By Andy Thompson | January 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Potterfield Bridge Sees Huge Visitation Numbers in First Month

(Credit for main photo is Chris Johnson — vintage_RVA on Instagram.) If you missed it yesterday, the Times-Dispatch’s Ned Oliver reported that the new T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge saw …

By Andy Thompson | January 20, 2017 | Posted In: James River

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

Richmond Trails Forum to Address City’s Growing Outdoors Network

Richmond offers plenty of recreational choices for anyone who wants to get outdoors. Its network of trails is extremely popular and has helped bring several beneficial economic events to Richmond, including …

By Phil Riggan | January 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

The T Pot and the Future of Richmond’s Riverfront

I’ve been out to the new T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge on at least a half dozen occasions since it opened in early December, and it’s been packed every time — …

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

Baby, it’s Cold Outside (But Not Too Cold to ‘Shiver in the River’)

Considering the current polar weather we’re experience, it seems a perfect time to remind everyone that Richmond’s favorite polar plunge is approaching fast! The Shiver in the River at Historic Tredegar …

By Andy Thompson | January 9, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

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
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