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Make the James River tire-less on Sept. 30

On Saturday, volunteers will unite in a one-day tire cleanup focused on the James River between Howardsville and Scottsville.

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Water protectors raise banner over James River

The Virginia Water Solidarity Banner was lifted over the James River Friday evening by over 40 water protectors as part of a no pipelines direct action.

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Seventh annual James River Expeditions Launch at headwaters of the James River

On Sunday, July 9, 10 high school students from across the James River basin will launch from the headwaters of the James River.

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Make the James River Tire-less on Oct. 1

Volunteers will take part in a one-day tire cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 1., focused on the James River between Howardsville and Scottsville.

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Annual James River Rundown tests paddlers’ endurance

Registration is now open for the James River Rundown, a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event,

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James River earns grade of “B-“ in James River Association State of the James report card

The James River Association’s biennial State of the James report card, a comprehensive assessment of the health of the river, finds the overall health of the James to have improved from a grade of “C+” in 2013 to a “B-“ in 2015.

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Envision the James initiative receives NFWF funds for sediment reduction

A joint proposal submitted by the James River Association and Chesapeake Conservancy will receive funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to reduce sediment and nutrient runoff to improve water quality in the James River watershed as part of the Envision the James initiative.

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James River Association launches “How do you River?” awareness, conservation campaign

How do you River? That’s the question at the center of a new campaign that launched today from the James River Association, the Virginia organization dedicated to promoting the protection and enjoyment of America’s Founding River.

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Annual James River Rundown tests paddlers’ endurance in river race

Registration is now open for the James River Rundown, a series of paddle races on the James River that takes place June 27-28 in the heart of Central Virginia.

James River Unity Walk brings spiritual healing to the river

A group of Indigenous women are leading a 340-mile, 12-day Nibi Water Walk along the James River on Monday to honor the river and pray for its health.

Environmental groups partner to restore historic riverfront in Powhatan

Through a Virginia Department of Forestry grant, the James River Association is partnering with the Chesapeake Conservancy and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to enhance and restore the riverfront along the James River at St. Francis/St. Emma, also known as Belmead, in Powhatan.

Hopewell, partners join on project to improve James River water quality

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined officials from the city of Hopewell and other partners today to break ground for an innovative project that will significantly improve water quality in the James River, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia awards $21.5 million in grants for stormwater pollution reduction efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.

McAuliffe recognizes farmers for conservation and water quality measures

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday presented 10 farmers with 2014 Virginia Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Awards for implementing practices to protect water quality.

JMU women’s soccer season comes to end in CAA semifinals

The JMU women’s soccer team had its season come to an end Friday night in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament with a 4-3 loss to Hofstra.

JMU women’s soccer tops Elon, 1-0, on Senior Day

The James Madison women’s soccer team locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association tournament Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 win over Elon in overtime at University Park on Senior Day.

JMU women’s soccer drops William and Mary, 1-0

The James Madison women’s soccer team earned a key 1-0 victory over William & Mary Friday night at University Park to move into second place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings with one game to play.

JMU women’s soccer blanks UNC Wilmington, 2-0

The James Madison women’s soccer team recorded its second shutout in a row with a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon over UNCW at University Park, moving to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play.

JMU women’s soccer falls at Northeastern, 2-0

The James Madison women’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision Sunday afternoon on the road against Northeastern at Parsons Field. The loss is the first of Colonial Athletic Association play in 2014, dropping JMU to 2-1 in conference action and 7-6 overall.

Warner, Kaine respond to proposed rulemaking on crude by rail

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday joined hundreds of stakeholders in responding to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) request for public comment on new rules it has proposed related to transport of crude-by-rail.

JMU women’s soccer drops 4-2 decision to Richmond

The James Madison women’s soccer team fell 4-2 in its final nonconference match of the 2014 season Sundayafternoon against Richmond at Robins Stadium.

JMU women’s soccer falls to UNC-Greensboro, 1-0

The JMU women’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought 1-0 match Sunday afternoon on the road against UNCG at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

Goal in 90th minute lifts JMU women’s soccer past Appalachian State, 2-1

The James Madison women’s soccer team defeated Appalachian State on a goal by redshirt-senior defender Sam Lofton (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) in the 90th minute, lifting the Dukes to a 2-1 victory Friday night at University Park.

Virginia Department of Health updates closure of shellfish harvesting

The Virginia Department of Health announced Friday that a portion of the James River will be opened to harvesting shellfish effective September 20, 2014.

JMU women’s soccer suffers 2-1 setback to LaSalle

The James Madison women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to La Salle Sunday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium, falling to 4-3 on the 2014 season.

JMU women’s soccer shut out at Villanova, 3-0

The James Madison women’s soccer team dropped its second match of the season Fridaynight, falling 3-0 at the Higgins Soccer Complex on the road against Villanova.

#24 JMU women’s soccer shuts out VCU, 1-0

The James Madison women’s soccer team bounced back from its first loss of the season two days ago to shut out in-state rival VCU 1-0 on Sunday night at University Park.

#24 JMU women’s soccer drops 1-0 decision to Navy

The 24th-ranked James Madison women’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat Friday night against Navy for its first loss of the season.

Wild Virginia response to McAuliffe pipeline announcement

Despite strong opposition from landowners and the citizens of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe made statements today in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal, previously the “Dominion Southeast Reliability Project.”

JMU women’s soccer upsets #24 Wake Forest, 2-1

The JMU women’s soccer team picked up its first win over a nationally-ranked team in 2014 on Friday night, downing No. 24 Wake Forest 2-1 at Spry Stadium.

McAuliffe announces Virginia oyster harvests continue to climb

Harvest from public oyster grounds grew from 150,534 bushels in 2012 to 213,152 bushels last year, and the harvest from privately leased growing areas continued six years of sustained growth, rising from 258,496 bushels in 2012 to 408,912 bushels last year.

Upcoming VDOT road safety inspections in Lynchburg area

Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to VDOT perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the locations listed below, weather permitting.

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Tim Kaine: On EPA move on power plant emissions

Today the EPA proposed standards for carbon emissions for existing power plants. Reducing this carbon pollution is in our national interest, but we have an obligation to do it in a way that makes economic sense.

Governor McAuliffe announces Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of the Commonwealth’s Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce. The announcement follows the April 30 derailment of a CSX train carrying crude oil shipped from the Midwest to Yorktown.

Warner, Kaine on emergency action on crude rail shipments

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a joint statement following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s issuance of an emergency order requiring railroads transporting large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify state emergency response officials.


Senators call for improved rail safety, communication following Lynchburg derailment

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine called for improved safety for rail shipments of crude oil and increased collaboration with local first responders following last week’s derailment of 17 rail tank cars carrying crude oil in downtown Lynchburg.


Lynchburg train derailment cleanup continues

Recovery efforts continue along the James River today following yesterday’s derailment and fire involving a CSX train transporting crude oil through downtown Lynchburg.


Virginia Quilt Museum features Tidewater

Virginia’s Tidewater region — where the Chesapeake Bay, the James River, and the Atlantic Ocean meet — is home to the largest concentration of military bases and facilities in the world.

Chris Dillow wins Walmart Bass Fishing League event

Chris Dillow of Waynesboro, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division event on the James River. For his victory, Dillow earned $6,046.

Virginia ramps up oyster replenishment effort

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced that the state has begun an operation to mine fossilized oyster shells from beneath the James River as part of the largest oyster replenishment initiative in state history.