James River Watch
Need 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
Grab 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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JRA RiverRat Training
Do you love the river? Do you want to help the river? Become a JRA RiverRat! Two upcoming training sessions in July.
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Make the James Tire-Less!
Volunteers are needed to remove tires -- and only tires -- from the James River during the second annual Tire-less James event.
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View conditions on the James River to help make sure your day on the James is fun AND safe.! The James River Watch
News & Notes
A Taste of the James
Come out to get a taste of delicious seafood and other great food, wine from the Williamsburg Winery, local craft beer, live music, local artists, a live and silent auction and lots of great children’s activities. Enjoy our Plein Aire Art of the James River. Meet the artists and buy a piece in support of the James. Purchase your tickets here.
Train Derailment in Lynchburg
The James River Association is currently monitoring response and assessing impacts on James River from the train derailment in Lynchburg. Check for updates here.
In going from “dumping ground” to supporting the “Best River Town Ever,” the James River is arguably the most improved river in the nation. This accomplishment has been the result of a diverse, collective effort by many concerned citizens, businesses and governments. Richmond wins 'Best River Town' in landslide - Richmond Times Dispatch
The Tire-Less James
Volunteers are needed to remove tires -- and only tires -- from the James River during the second annual Tire-less James event. Volunteer for the Tire-Less James, September 13, 2014.
Interpretive Paddle Series
Explore the quiet marshes of Powhatan Creek on a free interpretive kayak paddle, guided by naturalists at Eco Discovery Park and JRA. Free to the public, takes place the first Monday of each month from May through August. Find out more, and register here.
Do you love the river? Do you want to help the river? Become a JRA RiverRat! RiverRats will be proactive in protecting their river by committing to action projects in their communities. By helping JRA keep watch over our waterways and inspiring their neighbors to choose clean water, RiverRats will play a vital role in protecting and restoring America’s Founding River. September 6 - Williamsburg Find out more.