Foundry Park Bridge opens at Brown’s Island

After a long wait, the “Foundry Park Bridge” was laid into place Friday morning. See my story on This is the fifth connection to the Brown’s Island property, which is separated from the north banks of the James by the Haxall Canal. Initially, another bridge might seem excessive, but after talking with Alexander Dahm […]

Richmond MORE needs volunteers on the Buttermilk

From the Richmond MORE trail building group, they are looking for more volunteers this weekend on the Buttermilk Trail in the James River Park. Last weekend we made great progress on a reroute on Buttermilk. While most of the city trail care crew was working on the new Reedy Creek access ramp, Will, several mountain bikers, a […]

Woman’s body recovered near Huguenot Bridge identified

The woman found in the James River just east of the Huguenot Bridge has been identified, according to NBC12.  A body was recovered from the James River near Pony Pasture just after 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Henrico police tell us the victim has been identified as 62-year-old Patricia Walsh, of Midlothian.  The search started as a missing person’s case […]

Altria grant given for education in James River Park

From the Friends of the James River Park: Excited to announce that Anne Wright, FOJRP board member and Assistant Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Life Sciences Outreach Education at VCU, has received a $61,000 2 year grant from Altria to bring science education to the park! The 4 areas of focus are: water quality […]

Opening the banks of Pony Pasture

Pony Pasture looking nicer after another Saturday in the Park cleanup with the Friends of James River Park. About 15 volunteers removed another couple of trailer loads of bush honeysuckle, an invasive species. The area of the most recent cleanup is very noticeable, in a high-traffic area just to the west of the takeout steps. The recent […]

Woman’s body recovered near Huguenot Bridge

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a woman’s body was retrieved from the James River near the Huguenot Bridge by the Henrico County Fire Department on Sunday afternoon. This is the first death on the river since August. See more from the Times-Dispatch: Henrico police Lt. Richard Cosby said Henrico and Richmond water-rescue teams were called in […]

James River and the old Lee Bridge – 1977

I love the Vintage Richmond blog. So many great photos and information about Richmond, including the James River. Check this one on the view from Belle Isle: From the June 1977 issue of VCU’s Commonwealth Times comes this great shot of the old Robert E. Lee Bridge. This version of the bridge opened in 1934 […]

Marathon special: Saturday in the Park

Come to Pony Pasture Saturday afternoon to clear more invasive species and maybe do a little post-SunTrust Richmond Marathon cleanup. From the Friends of the James River Park: This Saturday afternoon at 1pm, you’re invited to fill up the truck with invasive plants from select areas of Pony Pasture…not to mention uncover weird things. True […]

JRA helping reclaim Pony Pasture

From the James River Association: On Friday, November 4, JRA went out on a chilly and cloudy day with 11 volunteers from Tredegar to work on restoring habitat at Pony Pasture along the banks of the James River in Richmond. Ralph White, the James River Park System Park Manager/Naturalist, started off with a talk about […]

Local man wins several awards for environmental film

From the James River Outdoor Coalition:  Pleased to note Trip Jennings, JROC member and Richmond local has won numerous awards for his latest film:   SPOIL-a film by the iLCP & EP FILMS Directed By: Trip Jennings Multi Award Winning Film  in 2011 ‘Best Environmental Film’ – Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 ‘Best film – mountain […]