With your support, we will establish River Centers in the three main markets where we work – Lynchburg Region, Greater Richmond, and Williamsburg Region. Click the link below to learn more about the Centers and our goals set within our $25 million James Changer Campaign.
More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce, and recreation. Our vision is a fully healthy James River supporting thriving communities. We believe if you change the James, the James will change you.
You can hike it, bike it, swim it, run it or raft it. How you enjoy the James River is up to you.
We’ve taken the river from a D- to a B- in terms of overall health – but we need help to reach our goal of a Grade A James.
Whatever your interests are, there is a role for you in improving the health of the James River.
The James is Virginia’s largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, at 340 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in America that begins and ends in the same state.
James Changing Actions since Earth Day 2019
Your actions make a difference
It has taken over four decades to take the river from one of the nation’s most polluted rivers to one of its most improved.
When you become a James Changer, you are joining a network of passionate and supportive river lovers across the Watershed, from the Alleghany Highlands to the Chesapeake Bay.
We encourage you to seek out your personal passion to help us change the James – and our communities – for the better.
News & Notes
Notice of Amendment for “Request for Proposal: Tree Planting and Invasive Plant Management Services for Riparian Forest Buffer Projects in Rockbridge, Bath, and Alleghany, VA” Date of Amendment Release: 9/21/2022 A revised JRSP Contractor RFP PDF has been released...
Growing partnerships and sharing knowledge is at the heart of the Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium! On September 13, members gathered at Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center (Center) for a mini-research symposium to share different approaches to...
Press Releases & Statements
Press Release: Education Program Celebrating Hampton’s Black History & Environmental Science Wins National Award
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 25, 2020 CONTACT:Erin Hillert Senior Marketing & Communications Manager James River Association (e) email@example.com (c) 608.239.2644 Kellie Goral Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing Hampton...
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 25, 2022 CONTACT:Erin HillertMarketing & Communications ManagerJames River Associationehillert@thejamesriver.org608.239.2644James River Association Receives Grant from American Water Charitable Foundation to Provide...
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