Every time it rains, fertilizers, herbicides, bacteria from pet waste, and chemicals flow from our properties into local waterways. This pollution can make it unsafe for people and wildlife. Join other residents of the James River watershed in becoming a River Hero Home to protect the health and beauty of our local streams and rivers.


Become a River Hero Home today! It’s easy, It’s fun and you’ll be helping to protect the health and beauty of local streams and the James River.

Amber Ellis
Watershed Restoration Manager

RIVER

The James River is Virginia’s largest river, flowing across the entire state. It’s also the largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Each year, millions of family members and friends visit the James to boat, fish, hike and enjoy its beautiful scenery together.

HERO

Stormwater runoff continues to be one of the largest threats facing the James River. Becoming a River Hero Home is a simple way to help protect the James River to ensure its health and enjoyment for future generations.

HOME

River Hero Homes is a community of stewards that realize the first step to a cleaner James River starts in their own backyard. Take steps to improve your home and become a hero for your community and your river.
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Every River Hero Home receives a garden flag, sticker, membership card, a free year Family Membership to the James River Association, and an invitation to exclusive gatherings.

River Hero Home members receive special discounts at participating local garden shops and nurseries.
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River Hero Home Month

March is River Hero Home Month! March 4, 11 am-Noon Come by Windy Hill Sports Complex at 16500 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA to purchase a 55 gallon rain barrel for only $25. Quantity is limited so come early! March 11, 10 am-Noon If you are a JRA member or...
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Trees for the James River

Through funding by the Virginia Department of Forestry, the James River Association has the unique opportunity to offer exclusive Tree Workshops and free native trees for 50 of our members in James City County and Williamsburg. Workshop Information Join your local...
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