Be part of the buffer solution
If you love our river, join us in protecting the James by volunteering to help plant native tree seedlings! See upcoming volunteer dates below.
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All tools and instruction will be provided and you will be working alongside our staff to install native tree seedlings. All ages are welcome, but youth under age 18 should have a parent or guardian present, and participants will need to be comfortable being outside for several hours, traverse uneven ground, and handle a good amount of walking.
New Volunteer Program:
The Riparian Stewards program is a new volunteer opportunity offered by the James River Association. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist JRA staff, other volunteers and landowners in planting trees along waterways and providing ongoing maintenance for the next three years.
James River Riparian Stewards: coming in summer 2019, the James River Association will be starting a James River Riparian Stewards program. These important volunteers will be trained to monitor planted riparian forest buffers and assist with their establishment on assigned properties.