What You Can Do
Join – When you become a JRA member, you show your commitment to improving the health of the James River. As a member, you’ll receive a membership card; “Tidings” our quarterly newsletter; you’ll be invited to river-related events, including our Annual Meeting; and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are furthering the work on the only organization devoted solely to the protection of the James River. Become a member online.
Donate – JRA is a member-supported organization. Your generous contributions help JRA fulfill its mission to protect the James River for current and future generations to enjoy. Make a secure online donation here.
Participate in JRA events –Whether it’s the Westover Lawn Party, Runoff Rundown or The James and ME Video Contest, you help make more people aware of how they can help improve the health of the James River!
Become a River Hero - River Hero Homes is a program to recognize homeowners who are successfully taking steps to improve water quality by reducing the amount of stormwater and pollution leaving their property. Becoming a River Hero Home is a simple way to help protect the James River. Depending on where you live, becoming a certified River Hero Home may also help you qualify for stormwater rebates or credits offered by your locality. For more infomation visit www.jamesriverhero.org
Make a purchase – Show your support for JRA. Buy exclusive JRA merchandise for yourself or as a gift in our Gift Shop.
Let your voice be heard – Be an advocate for the James River. Contact your legislators about issues pertaining to water quality and the river. Find your legislator on the Virginia General Assembly website.
Volunteer – Your help is always appreciated on any of JRA’s watershed restoration projects. Help restore critical habitat along the James and throughout the watershed. Get your hands dirty for a cleaner river, go to our Volunteer Center.
Plan for the future - Remember the James River Association in your estate planning. Leave a legacy of clean water for future generations to enjoy. Our legal title is: James River Association.
Become a Natural Leader – Join the Natural Leaders Network, a group of young people working for positive change. This guide helps you organize yourself and others to find ways of reconnecting kids to nature. Natural Leaders Toolkit (PDF, 1.02 mb)