• 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 July 12, 2023

2023 James River Regional Cleanup

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

The James River Regional Cleanup will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-noon.  Please review the site descriptions for specific instructions for your site.  Consider bringing you’re your own water, work gloves and insect repellent. Supplies vary by site. Please email info@jrac-va.org if you have any questions. To register, visit  Regional Cleanup for additional information. We look forward to seeing you at the river!