By Gabi Williams and Frances Gichner As the weather warmed this spring and Richmonders took to the James River, we designed a walking tour of Belle Isle, a historically significant island in midstream, tracking graffiti and modern human influence on the river. Why did we do this? Belle Isle has a long and detailed history Read more about Artistry on the Isle[…]
By Jacob Taylor How ordinary citizens are impacting the health and preservation of the James River Park System The James River will always be partially defined by its rich, winding history, but it is the people that care about preserving and improving Richmond’s unique feature who are taking action to make sure America’s founding river Read more about River Angels[…]
By Frances Gichner It’s a warm Wednesday in April, late afternoon, and roughly two dozen people stand on a soggy patch of land at the base of a 60-foot-high stack of granite and cement. The James River, in flood stage, surges past, just a few feet away. To get to the base of this wall, Read more about Climbing RVA’s Riverfront Ruins[…]
This is placeholder text for a blog post by Don Belt, explaining how students of journalism, geography, math, and environmental science all came together to craft stories about the city they live in, using the slow journalism methods of Paul Salopek and others.