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.
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 and the Center for Watershed Protection conducted a study that provides local governments in the James River watershed with cost-effective solutions for meeting their stormwater pollution obligations. Find out more about this study. »
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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
23rd Annual Westover Lawn Party, June 1, 2-6 pm
The Annual Westover Lawn Party is a signature event held each summer at Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA. This event, JRA’s largest fundraiser, centers on family and educational activities, live entertainment, great food and both a silent and live auction. Sponsorship is available at all levels with proceeds from the event going to support the James River Association. To purchase your tickets and view our sponsors click here.
Richmond James River Splash & Dash, July 13
Join us for a family friendly 5k run around Belle Isle! The James River Splash & Dash is a competitive race and flat water tube. Participants run a trail course, grab a tube, paddle (with their hands) across a stretch of the James, and run their tube to the finish line. After the race, JRA hosts an after party that includes a band, food, beer and more! The James River Splash & Dash
The James River Association and the Center for Watershed Protection conducted a study that provides local governments in the James River watershed with cost-effective solutions for meeting their stormwater pollution obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup. Find out more about this study.
Support JRA with your purchase
Stop by JRA’s Gift shop for great items that support the James. 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!