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.
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.
Become a RIP Ranger!
Invasive plants love Richmond’s parks too much! Do you want to learn how to make a difference? To learn more, click here.
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Submit your application for the 2014 James River Expeditions, and for the applications visit >>
Did you hear our ad on WNRN?
JRA is offering the first 100 certified River Hero Homes in the Lynchburg area one free rain barrel per household!
View conditions on the James River to help make sure your day on the James is fun AND safe.! The James River Watch
News & Notes
In going from “dumping ground” to supporting the “Best River Town Ever,” the James River is arguably the most improved river in the nation. This accomplishment has been the result of a diverse, collective effort by many concerned citizens, businesses and governments. Richmond wins 'Best River Town' in landslide - Richmond Times Dispatch
Become a RIP Ranger -- Invasive Removal Training
Invasive plants love Richmond’s parks too much! Do you want to learn how to make a difference? JRA is partnering with several other local groups to lead invasive species removal training for the Richmond area. This training will focus on: identification of common invasive species; proper removal techniques; safety; and identification of native species that you can replace them with. Once trained, volunteers will then be able to work on removing invasives from local parks and open spaces in the City of Richmond throughout the year. Register now.
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? For more information about the 2014 James River Expeditions, and for the applications visit www.jrava.org/expedition
Smart Stormwater Design Competition
JRA is coordinating a Smart Stormwater Design Competition focused in Richmond, Virginia. The competition will focus on redeveloping an existing site into a community centerpiece by employing green, low impact design techniques. Registration closes Friday, February 28, 2014. Find out more at smartwtormwater.org.
ABC's From the James River
The James River from A - Z!! A great way for parent and child to explore Virginia’s James River. The photographs and lessons are perfect for pre-schoolers through elementary, and especially fitting for 4th graders in their studies of Virginia history.
Visit www.dementibooks.com to order your books. Look for the title ABC's From the James River, with Love. When checking out use code JRA to donate 20% to JRA and recieve free shipping.
Support JRA with your purchase
Stop by JRA’s Gift shop for great items that support the James. 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!