Tag Archives: Floodwall

Richmond Earth Day Festival = Green fun for everyone

Richmond Earth Day FestivalThe Richmond Earth Day Festival is coming up Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. It is a FREE, day long celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun-filled outdoor setting to help our community incorporate eco-friendly practices, products, and services in their homes and everyday routines; as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city. Continue reading

Wildlife you can’t see during spring fish migration

A sign on the Floodwall at the Manchester Dam overlook has plenty of information on the river and underwater wildlifeAs spring quickly approaches and the migration of fish through the Falls of the James River increases, there is a wealth of information to be gained from a sign on the Floodwall Walk at the overlook to the Manchester Dam on the south bank in downtown Richmond, provided by the Richmond Audubon Society and the James River Park: Continue reading

CBF’s Alternative Spring Break needs volunteers

Volunteers are sprucing up Reedy Creek today, but what are you doing Friday? Want to help James River Park manager Ralph White stock the Manchester Canal at the Floodwall with fish and clean a little trash? There is something happening every day this week if you volunteer with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Continue reading

James River Park could grow with Manchester parcel

Stormwater Retention Basin in South Richmond, south of the FloodwallThe City of Richmond is looking to add another property to the James River Park System. There is a grass parcel of land along Maury Street in South Richmond called the Stormwater Retention Basin that is owned by the Department of Public Utilities.

Google map locator of Stormwater Retention BasinIt is a large “L”-shaped parcel that covers a few acres and extends on either side of Maury Street to the floodwall gate under Interstate 95.  The grassy area is most the floodwall berm on the north and with the remaining border being fuel tank storage on fenced in private property. [See a google map]. 

It might be a nice area for a dog park, picnic or flying a kite. There is a gravel road from Maury Street that runs to the top of the Floodwall that is part of the Richmond Slave Trail, connecting Ancarrow’s Landing to the east and the eastern portion of the Floodwall walk.

The views of downtown and the James River from that gravel road area are very good. It may not be the most scenic view of the industrial side of Manchester, but it would keep more land from being developed and continue development of a greenway from Anncarrow’s Landing toward the western portion of the Floodwall.