Nominate a River Hero

The Friends along with cosponsors The Galley Restaurant, Real Richmond Food Tours & More, Once Upon a Vine, Riverside Outfitters, TaZa Coffee 'n Crème, Golden Squeegee Imprinted Sportswear & Embroidery and Critter Town Bath House join together with the hope of bringing attention to the magnificent, scenic river that runs through Richmond and honoring the people who care for it.

Nominations accepted from March 15 through May 1, 2014.

You can check out the great work of our previous winners by clicking on the links to the left. Let's show a new crop of nominees some LOVE!

Who’s Eligible?

Everyone living and working in the Richmond metro area, including students, volunteers, business community members, educators, and civil servants. No JRPS employees, FoJRP board membersor past winners are eligible. No age limit on nominees.

What’s the Process?

Fill out our form (online or paper) to nominate a person or organization. Judging will be done by board members of Friends of James River Park and previous River Heroes.

If you have downloaded a form, please attach your form and email it to with River Heroes in the subject line or mail the form to:

Friends of James River Park, Attn: River Heroes
P.O. Box 4453
Richmond VA 23220

What’s the Deadline?

Nominations are accepted March 15 through May 1, 2014. Winners will be announced at the FoJRP annual picnic on June 7, 2014.

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Who is a River Hero?

Anyone who has worked to make the James River a better place for both people and wildlife.