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.

Invasive Plant Removal

Our River is at risk

Become an advocate for the James and join the voices of other Virginians to protect one our most valued natural resources. 

To learn more, visit RiverAtRisk.org.

News & Notes

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 21 - Invasive Plant Removal
Feb. 28- RiverRats Training
March 28- RiverRats Training

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Train Derailment in Lynchburg Our River at Risk  

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.

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

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.


Invasive Plant Removal and Buffer Planting, Richmond

February 21, 2015 12:00-3:00pm- 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 also be enhancing the buffer with native trees. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All supplies and water will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Click hereto register. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Ellis at volunteer@jrava.org or 804-788-8811 ext. 205.