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Add some green to the Museum District for less green with the MDA’s adoption program

The neighborhood association will contribute half of the cost of tree adoptions through August 15th.

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Looking to add a little shade to your yard or spruce up your neighborhood? If you live in the Museum District and are a member of the Museum District Association, you can do so and save a little money in the process thanks to the association’s tree adoption program.

As part of the city-sponsored program, the MDA will contribute $25 of the required $50 tax deductible contribution to adopt each tree. Applications for this year’s program must be postmarked by Tuesday, August 15th.

The association says trees will be planted later this fall or in the spring, depending upon what the species dictates. Participants in the program must water their adopted tree(s) for the first two years as outlined in the application.

Learn more about the program and how you can participate here.

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Photos: Surfing Z Dam

Floodwaters bring out the skilled river riders to take to the waves at Z Dam. These photos were shot Saturday afternoon.

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Photos: An Angry James

The James was running at about 19 feet above flood stage on Friday. Here are a few snapshots.

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Training not rescuing

Training not rescuing

Training not rescuing

Training not rescuing

Wetlands living up to its name

Wetlands living up to its name

Wetlands living up to its name

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James River Predicted to Reach Record Level High on Friday

On Friday the river is expected to hit 19.1 feet the highest level in 24 years.

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The photo above is from last summer but you get the idea. This graph from the Westham Gauge tells the more accurate story but in a less visually dramatic way.

As you can see on Friday the river is expected to hit 19.1 feet the highest level in 24 years. Minor Flood stage is the orange band above and starts at 12 feet above 15 feet and you’re into Moderate range. It shouldn’t have to be said but if you go down to the river to check it out stay safe and observe from a good distance.

Update from James River Parks:

Due to projected river levels, JRPS will be closing the following areas:
Pony Pasture Parking Lot
Huguenot Flatwater Parking Lot
Portions of Belle Isle
Pipeline Trail
Please note that access to the river from Texas Beach Tower and 42nd Tower will be flooded.
Update from the City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities:

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will activate the Dock Street and Brander Street flood walls as a cautionary measure in response to the heavy rainfall in the western parts of the James River Basin area.

The closure of the Dock Street gate will occur at noon today and will close Dock Street from 17th to 21st.  Traffic will be detoured up 21st Street to Cary Street or Main Street. The floodwall will re-open when water levels recede to a level safe to reopen Dock Street to traffic.

The closure of the Brander Street gate will occur by close of business today and will impact the entrance to the City’s Waste Water Treatment Plant and Ancarrow’s Landing.

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