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James River Park Rules for Memorial Day Weekend

The weather forecast for Memorial Day weekend is a mixed bag but the rules and closures are straight forward.

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Memorial Day weekend is always a busy time in our parks, beaches, and pools. This year with Covid-19 the options are limited and those that are open have new rules in place to try and keep everyone healthy.

The James River Park System will be open this Memorial Day Weekend, but in order to help protect the public, we are taking the precautionary measures listed below:

  • Pony Pasture Parking Lot Closed
  • Texas Beach/North Bank Parking Lot Closed
  • Tredegar Green Parking Lot Closed
  • Ancarrow’s Parking Lot limited to 60 vehicles
  • 21st Tower Closed
  • Pipeline Trail Closed
  • Manchester Climbing Wall Closed
  • No Public Bathrooms
  • River Level will be above 10 feet- No Swimming!

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Virginia Capital Trail celebrates five years with month-long celebration encouraging everyone to get outside

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, which celebrated its 5th Birthday on October 2nd, invites walkers, runners, and bikers to complete outdoor activities, exploring sites along the Trail, and earning virtual badges that unlock educational facts about the Virginia Capital Trail.

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The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, which celebrated its 5th Birthday on October 2nd, invites walkers, runners, and bikers to complete outdoor activities, exploring sites along the Trail, and earning virtual badges that unlock educational facts about the Virginia Capital Trail.

In celebration of the Capital Trail’s fifth anniversary, participants will have the opportunity to select five out of eight exciting activities to complete between October 1st and 31st. Each activity will inspire participants to explore and experience the Capital Trail in a new way. Trail users are encouraged to challenge their friends and Trail friends for added fun!

“The Virginia Capital Trail is a wonderful recreational and transportation asset to our local communities and region. We are extremely excited to launch this engaging event in celebration of the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th Anniversary,” shares Cat Anthony, executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail. “This is a great opportunity to introduce the Capital Trail to new visitors, showcase its impact, encourage outdoor recreation, and celebrate not only the Virginia Capital Trail but our amazing Trail community.”

For more information, click here.

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Great Backyard Bird Count Flies in this Weekend

This post is for the birds, literally.

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We post our fair share of winged friends on this site. I’m mostly entirely to blame for the proliferation of plumed pals. If you share my same fascination with creatures that can defy gravity and come in so many shapes and sizes please consider signing up the Great Backyard Bird Count. If you’re interested in finding out even more about our local birds you can always go hang out with the Richmond Audubon Society.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 23rd annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.

It wouldn’t be a post about birds if I didn’t share some new bird photos. This is a Great Blue Heron spotted grabbing dinner at Chez Forest Hill Park Lake.


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Last Call for Storm Drain Art Submissions

Local artists you can make a difference in our watershed but your deadline for entries is February 2nd

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From RVAH2O

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching, and we’d love to see YOUR ideas for Richmond’s fifth annual Storm Drain Art Project. Local artists ages 18 and older are invited to submit storm drain designs between now and Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

We’re looking for art that paints a picture of how important it is to keep our river – and our drinking water – clean. All four finalists will receive a $400 stipend and publicity for their artwork on drains in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.

  • Submit your design using the template on the RVAH2O website.
  • Help promote the goals of the City of Richmond’s RVA Clean Water Plan – a five-year roadmap for reducing pollutant discharges into the James River, starting with wastewater, stormwater and the combined sewer system.

ENTER TODAY!

Don’t wait – visit RVAH2O.org or call 804.646.8131 for details and submission rules.

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