River Hero Homes
Take the Pledge!
Polluted stormwater runoff is a significant contributor of pollution to the James River and its tributaries. Every time it rains, pollutants including sediment, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, bacteria from pet waste, and chemicals flow from our yards into local waterways. This stormwater pollution adversely impacts the health of our rivers and streams and threatens the health of people and wildlife.
River Hero Homes is a community of stewards that realize the first step to a cleaner James River starts at home. Every member of the James River Association’s River Hero Homes program receives a garden flag, sticker, membership card, discounts at local nurseries and garden centers, and a free one-year Family Membership to the James River Association.
Take steps to improve your home and become a hero for your community and river!
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The James River is Virginia’s largest river, flowing across the entire state. It’s also the largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Each year, millions of family members and friends visit the James to boat, fish, hike and enjoy its beautiful scenery together.
Stormwater runoff continues to be one of the largest threats facing the James River. Becoming a River Hero Home is a simple way to help protect the James River to ensure its health and enjoyment for future generations.
River Hero Homes is a community of stewards that realize the first step to a cleaner James River starts in their own backyard. Take steps to improve your home and become a hero for your community and your river.
River Hero Homes receive a garden flag, sticker, membership card, and a free membership to JRA. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
River Hero Homes receive special discounts at participating local garden shops and nurseries.