More Trees, Clean Water

Let’s restore and protect streamside forests together.

Which tree should I plant?

A guide for selecting riparian trees and shrubs in Virginia

Lodge Creek

With partner funding help, a backyard creek now has better flood and erosion control and is a wildlife habitat.

Our Vision:

Growing partnerships to create healthy streamside ecosystems for clean water in the James River today and tomorrow.

Streambank Project Site Chosen

streamside imageUpdate – we have selected our site – a private residential property in the Wood’s Creek Watershed in Lexington, VA – and started the design process. Read more to join us on the journey and to RSVP for meetings!

About the project: Have you ever been faced with an eroding streambank on a site visit, and been unsure of the next steps? Join Consortium partners on our yearlong streambank stabilization journey. Together we will go through the process to identify potential sites, narrow down a site for a project, learn about design and permitting, and observe installation. JRA also has $30,000 to contribute to the selected project!



Why Riparian Buffers Matter

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Partners in Restoration

Visit our About page to learn more about who we are, join our mailing list and meetings, move ideas into action with others, and find resources.

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Visit our Landowner Resources page to learn more about what riparian buffers and and cost assistance programs to help you restore and protect your streamside forest and opportunities.

James River Buffer Program (JRBP)

The JRBP partnership works to provide the James River watershed with resilient streamside forests that improve water quality and that landowners visions are understood. For qualifying landowners, the program provides:

  • design and management plan
  • preparation of site as needed
  • materials
  • ​installation

The JRBP is a partnership between The James River Association, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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