The Tire-Less JamesThe Tire-Less James 

Let’s Work for a “Tire-Less” James! 

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

There are three distinct river cleanups as part of the 2015 Tire-Less James.

  • September 19 - JRA is partnering with the Heart of Virginia Council Boy Scouts of America on a section in the lower James River.
  • October 3 - JRA is partnering with Twin River Outffiters on a section in the upper James River.
  • October 3 - JRA is partnering with the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society to cover Howardsville to Scottsville. The James River Batteau Festival is a trademark project of VC&NS.

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

    The TireLess JamesVolunteers are needed for all sections! This is a self-directed cleanup. Volunteers are asked to select a section of the James for their cleanup and register online. 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 the list of James River cleanups and the registered teams. Decide which section(s) you would like to cover, then scroll down to register.

    River Section
    Team Name
    Lower James River (September 19)
    Upper James River (October 3)
    Howardsville - Scottsville (October 3)  

    Map of the James


    Register your Group for the Tire-Less James Event

    ALL JRA EVENT PARTICIPANTS (AND/OR THEIR GUARDIANS) PLEASE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

    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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