Exploring the James River

How do you River?

You can hike it, bike it, swim it, run it or raft it.

How you enjoy the James River is up to you.

Here are some resources to help connect you with your river.

How is the river in your area?

Many portions of the James River and tributaries are currently impaired due to excessive harmful bacteria. And for those who swim or recreate in the River, bacteria is an invisible pollutant that can pose serious health threats.

James River Watch website

We have a team of volunteers that take weekly water samples and report their findings to the James River Watch. Every Friday, from Memorial Day to Labor day, check the James River Watch for water conditions in your area.

Volunteers Paint Out Pollution in Hopewell

Volunteers joined the James River Association and Art on Wheels to Paint Out Pollution in Hopewell on Saturday, August 5th. Volunteers used stencils of native animal species created by several artists to install art on 18 storm drains in Hopewell’s downtown area.

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Public Invited to Celebrate the Upper James River Water Trail and Scenic River Designation

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2017 Contact: Justin Doyle Community Conservation Manager James River Association (804) 572-4667 jdoyle@jrava.org Public Invited to Celebrate the Upper James River Water Trail and Scenic River Designation Richmond, VA – Members of the...
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James River Adventures Brings Canoe and Kayak Trips to Madison Heights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2017 CONTACT:Rob Campbell Upper James Community Conservationist 434-944-7975 rcapmbell@jrava.org James River Adventures Brings Canoe and Kayak Trips to Madison Heights On June 23, 2017 the James River Association will open the doors for...
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James River Rundown Tests Paddlers’ Endurance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 Contact: Justin Doyle Community Conservation Manager (804) 572-4667 jdoyle@jrava.org James River Rundown Tests Paddlers’ Endurance The James River Association announces 4th Annual James River Rundown Richmond, Virginia -...
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Registration is open for the 4th Annual James River Rundown!

The 2016 James River Rundown marked the third year of the annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile race a few years ago. Nearly 100 individuals from across Virginia and the...
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Explore the river with Terrain 360

Through a partnership with Terrain360 and The Tomato Fund, you can explore the entire 340-mile length of the James River through high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic images. This website is a great resource for scouting out the river before you travel, or for armchair exploring!

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