James River Association Programs

What We Do

The James River Association is the only organization devoted solely to the protection of the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed,  we work through our core programs:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Community Conservation
  • JAMES RIVERKEEPER© Program
  • Watershed Restoration

This helps people of all ages enjoy, appreciate and protect the beauty and health of the James River for future generations to enjoy.

programs

Advocacy

We work with local, state and federal lawmakers to ensure the health of the James River.

Let's be a voice for the river

Education

Our Education program connects youth with river-based learning experiences that inspire confidence, ecological understanding, nature appreciation and stewardship.

Check out our educational offerings
educational programs
community conservation

Community Conservation

Our Community Conservation program helps communities realize the benefits of a healthy James River and promotes protecting it.

Connect with our river

JAMES RIVERKEEPER©

The  UPPER JAMES RIVERKEEPER© and LOWER JAMES RIVERKEEPER© serve as the eyes, ears and voice of the James River and its tributaries – monitoring river health, identifying problems, and ensuring that solutions are executed properly.

Meet the RIVERKEEPERS
riverkeeper
watershed restoration

Watershed Restoration

We work in partnership with homeowners, businesses and organizations to bring responsible habitat restoration and land conservation solutions to everyone.

Let's work together

Discover how to protect and enjoy your river. Join the James River Association today! »

join-image3

E-news signup

Stay connected with us on the latest James River news and events.
Subscribe today