The Tire-Less JamesThe Tire-Less James 
Saturday, September 13th

Hazardous Conditions Date: September 27

Let’s Work for a “Tire-less” James! 

Volunteers are needed to remove tires -- and only tires -- from the James River during the second annual Tire-less James event. 

JRA is partnering with Virginia Canals & Navigations Society and the Heart of Virginia Council Boy Scouts of America in The Tire-less James project on September 13, 2014. The James River Batteau Festival is a trademark project of VC&NS.

The TireLess JamesBridgestone Americas LLC is supporting JRA's efforts by providing free hauling and recycling of all tires collected during the cleanup through its Tires4Ward program.

This is a self-directed cleanup. Volunteers are asked to select a section of the James for their cleanup and register online. Tire drop off sites for each section are listed on the map. Because this is a water cleanup, volunteers must supply their own boats and equipment that are appropriate for safely floating tires down their selected section of river. If you do not have easy access to canoes, consider contacting a local outfitter about renting boats for the day to help the James. 

Help make our river a Tire-less James.  Below is a list of sections in the James River, decide which section(s) you would like to cover, then scroll down to register.

River Section
Team Name
Craig Creek - Horseshoe Bend 
Radial River Rats
Snowden -Monacan Park
Central VA Master Naturalists
Lynchburg College / Keep Lynchburg Beautiful
Monacan Park - Hunting Creek
Central VA Master Naturalists
Reed Creek Landing - Lynchburg
Troop 7
Lynchburg - Joshua Falls
Biscuits & Gravy
Joshua Falls -Bent Creek
Troop 70
Bent Creek - James River State Park
Troop 443 RVA
*Wingina - James River Wildlife Management Area
Rivanna Rebels
James River Batteau Festival
EZ does it
Outdoors at UVA
Renee Zinn
*James River Wildlife Management Area - Howardsville
Rivanna Rebels
James River Batteau Festival
EZ does it
Outdoors at UVA
Renee Zinn
Phi Theta Kappa Service Department
Hardware River Wildlife Management Area - Bremo
Troop 720
Cartersville - Westview
Erin & Monk
Westview - Powhatan State Park

Troop 2890
Troop 710
Park Floaters

Powhatan State Park - Beaumont/Maidens
Troop 1823
Robious Landing - Huguenot Flatwater
Riverfront Caretakers
Team Street
Steve and Pat
Huguenot Flatwater - Pony Pasture
Troop 772
Pony Pasture - Reedy Creek
BSA Troop 2860 (ad hoc)
14th Street - Great Shiplock Park
Aqua Kittens
Ancarrow's Landing - Osborne Park & Boat Landing
Dutch Gap - Deep Bottom Park
Troops 501 and 553
Deep Bottom Park - Hopewell Marina
Hopewell Marina - Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park
Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park - Eco Discovery Park
Eco Discovery Park - Lawnes Creek

*Teams of volunteers are needed from Wingina to Howardsville to assist the batteaux from kayaks or canoes.

Map of the Sections

Register your Group for the Tire-Less James Event


All of the below information is to the best of my knowledge, correct. I understand that participation in James River Association (JRA) and/or Virginia Canals & Navigations Society (VC&NS) activities is entirely voluntary. I understand that the JRA/VC&NS event may involve “hands on” activities such as planting trees, plants and shrubs, picking up trash, using equipment, or wading in shallow water; and I understand the risks and dangers involved in the above-named activities. I know and understand that unanticipated dangers might arise. I hereby release JRA/VC&NS from any responsibility for injury which might occur as a result of participation in JRA/VC&NS activities. I give permission to authorize personnel to carry out such emergency diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as may be necessary for me / my child, and also permit such treatment procedures to be carried out at and by local hospital(s) for me / my child in the event of an emergency. I understand that any medical expenses will be billed directly to me or my insurance company.  I hereby grant the JRA/VC&NS the unconditional right to use my / my child’s name, voice, and photographic likeness in connection with any audio video production, articles, website materials or press releases, but not as an endorsement.  Under no circumstances will a name be used in conjunction with an image or voice without prior consent.

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