Signature Events

James River Days

Promoting activities along the James

James River Days offers many recreational, environmental and educational activities in, on and around the James River from April through October. Enjoy the river more and expand your river experience by participating in James River Days events!

Featured Event

James River Regional Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024; 9 a.m.-noon

The James River Regional Cleanup will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the river!

Safety Guidelines

JRAC encourages you to review the following safety guidelines compiled by our partner, Clean Virginia Waterways, prior to the cleanup.

Interested in collecting data?

This data card provides the opportunity to record litter and specific items collected as you clean along, around, or near the river and in your community. The data collected helps track trends and identify solutions to littering.  It’s very easy to complete and submit to Clean VA Waterways.

James River Week

Celebrate the James River all week long Sept. 14-21, 2024!

JRAC is proud to announce that the 24th Annual James River Regional Cleanup will kick off a weeklong celebration of the James. In addition to the cleanup, James River Week will include fun and educational programs and events for all ages, including boating wildlife tours, an art exhibit, Films on the Canal Walk, story times, social events and more. There’s something for everyone.