• Scenic Beauty

    A Paddler’s Haven

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

  • James River Park

    Scenic Beauty

    Whether you’re fishing, sunbathing or bird watching, you’ll enjoy the scenery on the James.

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James River Advisory Council recognizes 2016 ‘Stewards of the River’

Congratulations to the four individuals and the nonprofit organization recognized on April 28 as the 2016 James River Advisory Council’s Stewards of the River

  • Education Award: Sister Jean Ryan, SBS, FrancisEmma Inc.
  • Communication Award: Heather Myers, Volunteer, HandsOn Greater Richmond
  • Community Partnership Award: Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
  • Guardian Award: Nathan Burrell, Manager, James River Park System
  • Exceptional Service Award: Mike Golden, Retired Director, Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation

Save the Dates:

17th Annual James River Regional Cleanup

Saturday, Sept 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Choose from 14 different cleanup sites throughout the James River watershed. Registration will begin mid-May.

24th Annual James River Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m.
This parade featuring lighted boats traveling along the James River marks the beginning of the holiday season. Viewing sites include Libby Hill Park, Rocket’s Landing, Osborne Park and Boat Landing, Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Henricus Historical Park.

James River Days

The James River Advisory Council is proud to present the 2016 Annual James River Days calendar of river-related events that occur from April through October.

Stewards of the River

Congratulations to the four individuals and the nonprofit organization recognized on April 28 as the 2016 James River Advisory Council’s Stewards of the River

  • Education Award: Sister Jean Ryan, SBS, FrancisEmma Inc.
  • Communication Award: Heather Myers, Volunteer, HandsOn Greater Richmond
  • Community Partnership Award: Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
  • Guardian Award: Nathan Burrell, Manager, James River Park System
  • Exceptional Service Award: Mike Golden, Retired Director, Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation

James River Cleanup

Registration will be opening in May!

Please mark your calendar now to join us for the 2016 James River Regional Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016!