JRA and its James Riverkeepers are recruiting the James River’s first line of citizen defense, the RiverRats. This program engages volunteers to patrol the James and its tributaries and to take action to protect and restore the entire watershed. Whether walking a neighborhood stream, kayaking a local river, or boating the wide reaches of the lower James, JRA RiverRats will document potential pollution sources and their effects while also reporting natural patterns in river hydrology and wildlife sightings. A scientific background is not required. Training and equipment will be provided.
RiverRats will be proactive in protecting their river by committing to action projects in their communities. By helping JRA keep watch over our waterways and inspiring their neighbors to choose clean water, RiverRats will play a vital role in protecting and restoring America’s Founding River.
2013 Training Dates
Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm RiverRats Training - Richmond
Training for JRA’s RiverRats program, to be held at JRA’s Office located at 9 S 12th Street, 4th Floor, Richmond, VA. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Amber Ellis at (804)788-8811 ext 205 or email@example.com if you are interested.
2013 RiverRats Raft-Up
3rd Annual RiverRats Raft-Up: The main event will be on October 26th, but there will be the option to stay overnight and go out on the water or relax at the park on Sunday. This year it will be at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry, VA.