The TireLess JamesLet’s Work for a “Tire-Less” James!

September 19 & October 3, 2015

Volunteers are needed to remove tires -- and only tires -- from the James River during the third annual Tire-Less James event.  Bridgestone Americas LLC is supporting JRA's efforts by providing free hauling and recycling of all tires collected during the cleanup through its Tires4Ward program.

Volunteers are needed for all sections! This is a self-directed cleanup. Volunteers are asked to select a section of the James for their cleanup and register online. Because this is a water cleanup, volunteers must supply their own boats and equipment that are appropriate for safely floating tires down their selected section of river. If you do not have easy access to canoes, consider contacting a local outfitter about renting boats for the day to help the James. 

Changes in event due to river conditions:

The Upper James Cleanup (Horseshoe Bend- Buchanan) will be held October 10th.

The Middle James Cleanup (Howardsville to Scottsville) has been cancelled.

Help make our river a Tire-less James.  Below is the list of James River cleanups and the registered teams. Decide your preferred location and register here.

September 19, 2015- Lower James River

JRA is partnering with the Heart of Virginia Council Boy Scouts of America in the lower James River.

Preferred Drop-off Location
Team Name
Robious Landing
River City Rotary
Huguenot Flatwater
Troop 2890
Troop 799
Ancarrow's Landing
Crew 443
Deep Bottom Park
BSA Troop 501,553
BSA Troop 1807


October 3, 2015- Upper James River

The Upper James Cleanup will be held October 10th.

Horseshoe Bend- Buchanan


JRA is partnering with Twin River Outffiters on the Horseshoe Bend to Buchanan sections of the upper James River.

Preferred Drop-off Location
Team Name

Canoes, paddles, life jackets & shuttles will be provided free of charge by Twin River Outfitters through reservation only.
Contact TRO to reserve your boat today: (540) 261-7334

Register your team for The Tire-Less James.


October 3, 2015- Middle James River

Cancelled due to river conditions.

Howardsville to Scottsville

We are partnering with the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society to cover Howardsville to Scottsville.
The James River Batteau Festival is a trademark project of VC&NS.

Preferred Drop-off Location
Team Name
Seven Islands Batteau
Thomas Jefferson Batteau
The Lizzie Langley
Slate River Batteau
Margaret Stevens
Lambda Phi Epsilon




Tire Drop-Off Locations

The Tire-Less James Partners

Twin River Outfitters CVMAHeart of Virginia CouncilBridgestone


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