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.
Get out on the James!
However you decide to enjoy the James, check the conditions before you head out!. James River Watch
Regional River Feature Contest!
Do you have an idea for an iconic regional river feature that symbolizes, creates an identity for, and celebrates the rivers of the Richmond region? Regional River Feature!
James River Splash & Dash!
Join us for the James River Splash & Dash, a fun run with a cool twist. Richmond - July 11, Lynchburg - Aug. 1 Sign up now!
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.
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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 >> Deadline is May 30th!
Regional River Feature Contest
RVA loves the James River! To build on this unique designation and continue to promote the James River as the single most important attraction and natural resource in the Richmond region, the James River Association is conducting a contest that encourages residents to identify or create an iconic regional river feature (or features) that symbolizes, creates an identity for, and celebrates the rivers of the Richmond region. Regional River Feature Contest >>
2015 James River Interpretive Paddle Series
JRA is hosting a free paddle series with paddle locations in Lynchburg, Richmond, Williamsburg and Smithfield! These paddles are free and open to the public for ages 16 and over. Learn a new way to 'Enjoy the James'! Learn More >>
25th Annual Westover Lawn Party
The Annual Westover Lawn Party is a signature event held each summer at Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA. This event, JRA’s largest fundraiser, centers on family and educational activities, live entertainment, great food and both a silent and live auction. Purchase tickets here.
JRA RiverRat Training - June 6
Training for JRA’s RiverRats program, to be held in Covington, at Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce Building, 110 Mall Road, Covington Virginia 24426. Directions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
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.