Become a Member

Join or Donate Today!

Fill out the form below to become a sustaining member — your gift will renew automatically each month. Or, choose the one-time gift tab to renew a membership or make a one-time donation to the James River Association.

Join our effort to protect and restore America’s Founding River.

If clean water, abundant wildlife and protecting our natural resources are important to you, then you belong in the James River Association.

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce and recreation. Help us provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.

The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health of the James River and its tributaries.

We are the only organization devoted solely to the protection of the James River. Your generous support make our efforts possible.

Member Benefits

Plentiful Benefits
James River Association members receive discounts of up to 20% on paddlecraft, river trips and more!

We want to help you get out and enjoy the James. As a member you are now eligible for discounts of up to 20% from our partners. Simply show your valid James River Association Member Card to receive your discount. (Cards are valid for one year from the date of issue.) If you can’t find your card, contact us and we’ll replace it.

Partner Discounts
Check out the services of our wonderful partners:

James River Association Extras
James River Association members receive:

  • An exclusive member decal for your car or home
  • Invitations to events including our Annual Meeting and Westover Lawn Party
  • Monthly email updates from RiverWatch, our e-newsletter
  • River updates, news about volunteer opportunities, and river-related events
  • The personal satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping protect America’s Founding River

Plus, if you live in the James River watershed you can become a certified River Hero Home and receive additional discounts from nurseries and lawn and garden centers in your area!