Saturday from 1-4 p.m. you should make your way down to the river to watch the James River Environmental Art Project. The James River UFO environmental art performance event by a University of Richmond student features recycled poultry feathers that will travel downriver contained within a floating sculptural barrier. View it from Huguenot Flatwater to Pony Pasture along trails and Riverside Drive. See more from Hills & Heights:
The motivation for the work is to call attention to nonpoint source nutrient pollution and water quality legislation. Chicken feathers are being used since they serve as a natural absorbent of heavy metal ions from water effluent. Style Weekly had an article in December about the first attempt to launch this project and the first link provides more details including the best spots to view the work.