James River Ecology School

James River Ecology School Engaging today’s youth to be tomorrow’s stewards.

James Riverkeepers

Upper James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow - Lower James Riverkeeper
Upper James Riverkeeper,
Pat Calvert
Lower James Riverkeeper
Jamie Brunkow

Waterkeeper Alliance


Canoe Race

Do you love the river? Do you want to help the river? Become a JRA RiverRat!

River Hero Homes

Becoming a River Hero Home is a simple way to help protect the James River.

James River Watch

James River WatchNeed to know the current water level for your canoe trip on the Upper James? Wondering if you’ll encounter sea nettles on a trip to the Lower James? Now you can find helpful river information in one convenient location. Get Interactive.

Envision The James

Learn more about the James and take part in creating a vision for the future of the river at www.EnvisionTheJames.org.

Support JRA with your Purchase

James River Blend Cofee by Blanchard'sGrab a new bag of James River Blend coffee by Blanchard’s, pick up a discount card for shops and restaurants around Richmond or find out how you can get a stylish JRA wooden rain barrel! Visit the Gift Shop.

Protecting America's Founding River

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce and recreation. After generations of nurturing its people, the James River needs nurturing itself. Let the James River Association show you how to enjoy and protect this natural treasure.

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 8 -Invasive Plant Removal

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The Tomato FundJames River Virtual Tour

For the first time, online viewers will be able to explore the entire 340-mile length of the James River through high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic images. View the map here.

Train Derailment in Lynchburg Join JRA's Advocacy Network

On April 30, 2014, an oil tanker derailed, releasing thousands of gallons of crude oil into the river, actually catching the river on fire. And that's just one of the threats facing the river that founded our country.

Seeing the James River on fire was a wake up call for Virginia and the nation.  Help ensure that a future disaster does not happen on the James.

 Click here to become a part of our Advocacy Network and take action to protect your river.


Invasive Plant Removal along the James River

Join JRA to remove invasive plants such as Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) from a buffer along the James River at the Belmead property in Powhatan County. We will be enhancing the buffer with more native plants in February 2015. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All supplies and water will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Click Here to register.