Calendar of Events

2014 Events

July

Saturday, July 26 - James River Splash & Dash - Richmond
The James River Splash and Dash is a competitive race and flat water tube. Participants run a trail course, grab a tube, paddle (with their hands) across a stretch of the James, and run their tube to the finish line. After the race, JRA hosts an after party that includes a band, food, beer and more! For more information visit www.jrsplashanddash.org

Saturday, July 26 - Rain Barrel Workshop - Richmond
JRA is holding a rain barrel workshop on Saturday, July 26 from 10-11:30am at Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E Grace Street, Richmond. The cost is $65 per barrel or $35 per barrel for River Hero Homes. To become a River Hero Home please complete the application at www.jamesriverhero.org and note on the application that you will be attending a JRA rain barrel event by entering the word Centenary in the box.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Wednesday, July 23. To register, email mkokolis@jrava.org or call 804-788-8811 ext 204

August

Monday, August 4th 6:00-8:00 pm - Interpretive Paddle Series- Williamsburg
Explore the quiet marshes of Powhatan Creek on a free interpretive kayak paddle, guided by naturalists at Eco Discovery Park and JRA. Free to the public, takes place the first Monday of each month from May through August. Find out more, and register here.

September

Saturday, September 6, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm RiverRats Training - Williamsburg
Training for JRA’s RiverRats program, to be held in the Park East Building at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Amber Ellis at (804)788-8811 ext 205 or volunteer@jrava.org if you are interested. For more information visit the RiverRats program section of our website.

Saturday, September 13, 2nd Annual "The Tire-less James" River Cleanup - all locations on the James River
Help fulfill the vision of a James River free of spent tires. Select your favorite section of the 340-mile James River for cleanup and register online here: http://www.jrava.org/get-involved/volunteer/tire-less-james.  Volunteers supply their own boats and equipment appropriate for safely floating tires down their selected section of river. Tire removal from site will be arranged by JRA.

Saturday, September 13, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm James River Regional Cleanup
Select from 14 sites from Lynchburg to Newport News to help clean up the James River! To register visit http://jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com/events/cleanup/

Saturday, September 27, A Taste of the James - Williamsburg
This event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.

October

 

Year-Round

Eagle & Wildlife Eco Tours
On the first & third Saturdays of every month. 9 am - 11 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
On the first & third Sundays of every month. 7 am - 9 am, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Experience the untamed beauty and majesty of bald eagles on the James River. Relax and enjoy their conservation success story aboard the Discovery Barge II, a 24 ft. pontoon boat. Departs from Deep Bottom boat landing in Varina, VA. $40 per person. Registration required. Contact Capt. Mike with Discover the James at (804) 938-2350. www.DiscoverTheJames.com.

Bald Eagle Photography Tours
On the second Saturdays of November - March. 9 am - 12 pm, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On the second Sundays of November - March. 7 am - 10 am, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Experience the untamed beauty and majesty of bald eagles on the James River. Relax and enjoy their conservation success story aboard the Discovery Barge II, a 24 ft. pontoon boat. Departs from Deep Bottom boat landing in Varina, VA. $50 per person. Registration required. Contact Capt. Mike with Discover the James at (804) 938-2350. www.DiscoverTheJames.com.

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