Calendar of Events
Monday, August 4th 6:00-8:00 pm - Interpretive Paddle Series- Williamsburg
Explore the quiet marshes of Powhatan Creek on a free interpretive kayak paddle, guided by naturalists at Eco Discovery Park and JRA. Free to the public, takes place the first Monday of each month from May through August. Find out more, and register here.
Saturday, September 6, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm RiverRats Training - Williamsburg
Training for JRA’s RiverRats program, to be held in the Park East Building at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Amber Ellis at (804)788-8811 ext 205 or email@example.com if you are interested. For more information visit the RiverRats program section of our website.
Saturday, September 13, 2nd Annual "The Tire-less James" River Cleanup - all locations on the James River
Help fulfill the vision of a James River free of spent tires. Select your favorite section of the 340-mile James River for cleanup and register online here: http://www.jrava.org/get-involved/volunteer/tire-less-james. Volunteers supply their own boats and equipment appropriate for safely floating tires down their selected section of river. Tire removal from site will be arranged by JRA.
Saturday, September 13, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm James River Regional Cleanup
Select from 14 sites from Lynchburg to Newport News to help clean up the James River! To register visit http://jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com/events/cleanup/
Saturday, September 20, 5-8pm - Cross Creek Nursery - Chesterfield
The 2nd Annual River Hero Home Lawn Party will be held Saturday, September 20 from 5-8pm at Cross Creek Nursery in Chesterfield. This event is for River Hero Homeowners and their families, by invitation only. The River Hero Home Lawn Party will include dinner, a band, awards and a raffle. Also back by popular demand, the plant swap! All certified homeowners and their families are invited. This is our way of thanking you for all you do to keep the James clean! We hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 27, A Taste of the James - Williamsburg
This event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.
Eagle & Wildlife Eco Tours
On the first & third Saturdays of every month. 9 am - 11 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
On the first & third Sundays of every month. 7 am - 9 am, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Experience the untamed beauty and majesty of bald eagles on the James River. Relax and enjoy their conservation success story aboard the Discovery Barge II, a 24 ft. pontoon boat. Departs from Deep Bottom boat landing in Varina, VA. $40 per person. Registration required. Contact Capt. Mike with Discover the James at (804) 938-2350. www.DiscoverTheJames.com.
Bald Eagle Photography Tours
On the second Saturdays of November - March. 9 am - 12 pm, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On the second Sundays of November - March. 7 am - 10 am, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Experience the untamed beauty and majesty of bald eagles on the James River. Relax and enjoy their conservation success story aboard the Discovery Barge II, a 24 ft. pontoon boat. Departs from Deep Bottom boat landing in Varina, VA. $50 per person. Registration required. Contact Capt. Mike with Discover the James at (804) 938-2350. www.DiscoverTheJames.com.