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.

 Through the Water for Water campaign, we are partnering with restaurants in our watershed to educate the dining community on the importance of clean water. Get Details

News & Notes

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#waterforwaterWater for Water

For the month of September, you can make an optional $1 donation in exchange for your glass of tap water or participate in a special benefitting the James River Association at select locations!  Learn More >>

Tire-Less James#howdoyouriver

Share photos of how you river through Facebook, twitter or Instagram using #Howdoyouriver and tag @JRAVirginia. Please read the guidelines for entry and contest rules carefully before entering to win. One new entrant per week will be randomly selected to receive a James River Association Prize Pack. www.JamesRiverAssociation.org/contest. The contest ends Friday September 25th at noon!

Tire-Less JamesThe Tire-Less James

The Tire-Less James Middle James Cleanup has been cancelled due to river conditions. The Upper James Cleanup has been postponed until October 10th Volunteers are needed to remove tires -- and only tires -- from the James River during the third annual Tire-Less James event.! Help us make the James Tire-Less!

Train Derailment in LynchburgOur River at Risk  

Seeing the James River on fire was a wake up call for Virginia and the nation.  While the James River has resiliently rebounded from through conservation efforts, recent events remind us that there are still significant risks that threaten the health of the river and the drinking supply for many. Help ensure that a future disaster does not happen on the James.

 Visit RiverAtRisk.org to take action to protect your river.