Capturing images of great blue heron takes inspiration, patience

Five great blue heron at Pipeline Rapids. CREDIT: Shirley FoxI’ve met many people who are inspired by the awesome natural beauty and power of the James River. There have been many environmentalists, outdoorsmen, naturalists, artists, fisherman, photographers and more born from perhaps a single visit to Richmond’s riverfront. Continue reading


Kayak jump ramp to return to Dominion Riverrock

Dominion RiverrockRead Andy Thompson’s column on from Friday about the spectacle that is the kayak jump ramp, on display at the Dominion Riverrock, scheduled for May 13-14. That was a fun show last year and I’m psyched for  this year. Check the schedule! Continue reading

UPDATE: Change made to Bellemeade Creek cleanup

Alliance for the Chesapeake BayVolunteers, in regards to the Bellemeade Creek/Minefee Street trash cleanup, from Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: Continue reading

Richmond Slave Trail Emancipation Celebration Sunday

Richmond Slave Trail: Map for placement of markersThe ceremony to unveil markers along the Richmond Slave Trail was postponed from last weekend to this weekend, due to VCU’s appearance in the NCAA Final Four and that all the city dignitaries were in Houston for the game. Despite the prostests from the activist group Defenders for Freedom Justice & Equality and a bit of complaining from the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Michael Paul Williams, the ceremony will happen Sunday. From the Friends of James River Park: Continue reading

SOLD: Beautiful home overlooking James west of Boulevard Bridge

View from atop stone pier near Choo Choo RapidsOff the market, a single-family dwelling in a thriving neighborhood just west of the Boulevard Bridge and overlooking the James River, with beautiful landscaping, close to food sources and flood insurance not needed. Continue reading

James River Association wins award for ‘Extreme Stream Makeover’

James River AssociationThe James River Association, which is headquartered in Richmond, won a 2011 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for its “Extreme Stream Makeover” initiative, which was carried out with the help of volunteers throughout the watershed of the James River. Continue reading

‘Giant’ mountain bike demo tour Saturday at Forest Hill Park

From Richmond MORE:

The Ride Giant Demo Tour for mountain bikes comes to Forest Hill Park on April 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Richmond chapter of M.O.R.E. is helping out after trail building and is planning a cook out for members and guests.  Continue reading