• 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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Stewards of the River Awards

Do you know a person or organization that deserves recognition for their commitment to the James River?
Each spring, the James River Advisory Council presents the Stewards of the River Awards. The Stewards of the River Awards recognizes outstanding community members and organizations that make measurable, positive impacts through their roles as leaders, community partners, guardians and spokespersons on behalf of the river, as communicators of JRAC’s mission and vision, as storytellers of the James River history and as educators who raise public awareness about the river. Nominate someone today! Registration ends March, 13, 2023

2023 James River Regional Cleanup

Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Join the James River Advisory Council in its 24th year of cleaning up the James River and its shorelines! The cleanup is a cooperative, regional event spanning more than 75 miles of the James River.  Walkers, powerboats and paddle craft are welcome . We hope to see you at one of our various sites throughout the watershed!  Volunteers can begin registering July 1, 2023. Visit Clean-up for more information.