• Scenic Beauty

    A Paddler’s Haven

    From peaceful flatwater to rolling Class IV rapids, the James offers paddling opportunities for people of all abilities.

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25th Annual James River Parade of LightsParade of Lights Logo

Save the date for the 25th Annual James River Parade of Lights on Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m.

Boaters, this will be one of the largest parades ever, so register now!

$500 in prizes will be awarded.

Cleanup registration is open

Registration is open for the 19th Annual James River Regional Cleanup, Sept. 8, 2018. Pitch in at one of 17 sites.

Stewards of the River

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Stewards of the River Awards! These awards recognize outstanding community members who make measurable, positive impacts through their roles as leaders, community partners, guardians and spokespersons on behalf of the river, as communicators of the JRAC mission and vision, as storytellers of the James River’s history and as educators who raise public awareness about the river.

  • Author and photographer Will Daniel (Historical Values Award)
  • Virginia Master Naturalist Daina Henry (Guardian Award)
  • James River Association Community Conservation Manager Justin Doyle (Communication Award)
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Grassroots Coordinator Blair Blanchette (Education Award)
  • City of Hopewell Departments of Stormwater Management and Recreation and Parks (Community Partnership Award)