Tag Archives: Ralph White

Pot-bellied pig plays cat and mouse at Reedy Creek

James River Park manager Ralph White shared a story that would have to be true about a pig-catching in the Reedy Creek parking lot Saturday, just 24 hours after April Fools’ Day: Continue reading


Ralph White: Meadows ‘rare natural areas in urban settings’

Loni Eddy and her children Noah and Grace plant wildflower seeds at Reedy CreekA dozen volunteers from HandsOn Greater Richmond did something Saturday that might help bring more butterflies to the James River Park — they planted wildflowers in two meadows at Reedy Creek near the visitor center and along Riverside Drive. Continue reading

Last weekend for guided tours of heron rookery, Richmond Slave Trail

James River Park manager Ralph White led a tour of the great blue heron rookery with the Richmond Audubon Society at the Pipeline Rapids walkwayIf you’ve been holding out until warm weather and spring bursting out all over, this is your last chance for the guided tours to the Pipeline Rapids great blue heron rookery and the Richmond Slave Trail. Get out there and enjoy the scenery and the knowledge passed on from James River Park manager and naturalist Ralph White. Continue reading

Help a JRPS lover win National Geographic Channel Grant

Interesting blog from Virginia Living’s Tricia Pearsall. She wrote a story in 2008 for Virginia Living titled A River Lorax chronicling the amazing adventures of National Geographic Young Explorer, filmmaker, kayaker and passionate environmental protector, Trip Jennings. Last year, Trip won the National Geographic Channel Grant for ‘The Elephant Ivory Project’ in the Congo. 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

Ralph White: Great blue heron rookery is ‘unique experience’

James River Park manager Ralph White at Pipeline Rapids

Credit: NBC12.com

NBC12 paid a visit to the great blue heron rookery at Pipeline Rapids in downtown Richmond and spoke with James River Park manager Ralph White, who was as colorful and knowledgable as ever.  See the video on NBC12.com: Continue reading

RIVER RANT: Fencing off south side rock wall at Belle Isle?

The rocks on the south side are not bouldered and there is no safety equipment and rope holds in placeA man was transported by MedFlight to VCU Medical Center on February 27 with serious injuries after falling about 25 feet while rock climbing on the south side of Belle Isle. Continue reading