The James River Association’s Riparian Stewards are volunteers that work with our staff to nurture and monitor select riparian forest buffers installed through the James River Buffer Program.
The first 3 years after a forest buffer is planted are critical to ensure their health and survival, which is why we offer assistance during that time to landowners who install buffers through the James River Buffer Program.
No prior knowledge is necessary and JRA will provide any tools and training needed. Training location details and directions will be sent to registered participants. Stewards must be able to provide their own transportation to the site and cover travel costs, and must be able to walk on uneven ground, work in varying weather conditions, and be okay with getting dirty!
We are currently seeking Riparian Stewards to assign to sites located in Amherst, Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Nelson Counties.