Become a Member

Renew, Join or Donate Today!

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce, and recreation. Together with our supporters and partners, we’re changing water quality, behavior and policy in ways that improve and enhance our community.

The James is definitely on the comeback – but we need your help to keep making progress. Change the James with us – and see how the James can change you! 

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 single-payment donation to the James River Association. Thank you for being a James Changer!

Be a James Changer!

  • Invasive species wreak havoc on our ecosystems. Your donation of $35 could  equip volunteers with tools and knowledge to take these areas back to their natural state.
  • Your $50 donation could allow  volunteers to paint one storm drain reminding people who pass by Your River Starts Here and Only Rain In The Drain.
  • Your donation of $100 could provide grass for one of our living shoreline projects.
  • Your donation of $250 could  connect 16 people to the natural resources and history of the James on a guided canoe program.

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Broker: John Ackerly
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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. 

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!