James River Watch
Need 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
Grab 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.
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.
James River Expeditions
Applications are now being accepted from rising 10th and 11th graders Apply now >
Test Water Quality!
Learn how to collect water samples and identify harmful bacteria. Sign up now!
Join JRA Today!
Don't miss out on JRA membership benefits! Join or Renew your membership >.
James River Virtual Tour
Explore the entire 340-mile James River through high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic images.
To learn more, view the map here.
News & Notes
James River Leadership Academy
The James River Leadership Academy (JRLA) is a year-long leadership program for 10th and 11th grade high school students who are passionate and committed to protecting the future of our natural resources in Virginia and the James River. Learn More >>
Our River at Risk
Seeing the James River on fire was a wake up call for Virginia and the nation. While the James River has resiliently rebounded from through conservation efforts, recent events remind us that there are still significant risks that threaten the health of the river and the drinking supply for many. Help ensure that a future disaster does not happen on the James.Visit RiverAtRisk.org to take action to protect your river.
James River Expeditions
This amazing journey all begins June 27th, 2015 at the headwaters of the James with 10 students and one teacher, along with JRA staff. The Expeditions will continue with two more 8-day trips, all concluding on August 1st in the Chesapeake Bay. When all said and done, 3 Expedition teams made up of 10 students and one teacher will have collectively paddled the 340 miles of America's Founding River. Applications are now being accepted from rising 10th and 11th graders. Learn more >>
Water Quality Monitoring
JRA needs your help as a citizen scientist, collecting water samples and recording data to track the environmental health of the River. Learn how you can help. >>
Invasive Plant Removal, Richmond
March 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-788-8811 ext. 205.