2014 James River Expeditions
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime, all while learning about the environmental and social benefits the James River provides to the state of Virginia. This year's Expedition will include thirty students from all parts of the watershed. This amazing journey all begins June 21st, 2014 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 2nd 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.
This program, sponsored by the Dominion Foundation, began in 2011 when a group of 12 students and 4 teachers representing schools in Hampton, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg travelled the 340-mile length of the James in 28 days.
In 2012 the adventure continued with different teams representing 9 schools from throughout the watershed embarking on 8-day trips on the three major sections of the river—the Upper, Middle and Lower James.
The 2013 expeditions collectively paddled the length of the James through three 8-day trips on the major sections of the river. The expeditions' teams consisted of 8 schools, 7 teachers, and 36 students whose stories and experiences highlight the importance of protecting the James River’s future.
For more information about the 2014 James River Expeditions contact Georgia Busch at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 804.788.8811 ext. 214.
The 2014 James River Expeditions Schedule: