The Amherst County Batteau Day is scheduled for June 10, 2017 at the Riveredge Park in Madison Heights, VA.
The new “Rucker’s Landing” (Batteau Boat Ramp inside Riveredge Park) will be dedicated with the new name approved by the Amherst County Board of Supervisors.
Three new signs will be dedicated also. The signs show batteau history. Mike Rucker and the Rucker family donated the signs.
More information will be posted to the website soon. Mark this date on your calendar!
The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 20, 2017 will be at Howardsville.
Please note that this site is owned by Mr. Jimmy Crews and he has given us permission to use this site for the JRBF. Please be respectful of this property and do not leave trash! Please observe the quite hours of 10:00 PM. Thank you.
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The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 21, 2017 will be at Scottsville. Camping is available behind the old School, same as in prior years.
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The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Thursday June 22, 2017 will be at the site on the up-river side of the Slate River confluence with the James River. This site was new in 2016.
Please do NOT go to the old Solite Plant campsite as that area is closed off now.
If you are traveling from Rt. 15, continue past the old Solite plant entrance a little further just after you cross the Slate River. The entrance to the new site will be on the right.
Please use caution driving on this site and observe all designated markings as to what areas are available for JRBF use.
The World Canals Conference (WCC2017) is headed to Syracuse, NY on September 24-28, 2017! – Marriott Downtown Syracuse.
The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents and canal enthusiasts to waterfront events.
WCC2017 coincides with the bicentennial of New York’s historic Erie Canal and offers opportunities to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites.
Mark your calendar for the World Canals Conference (WCC2017), Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation.
WCC2017 is set to take place September 24-28 at the Marriott Downtown in Syracuse. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents to waterfront events, resulting in a more than $2 million indirect economic impact for the city of Syracuse. The conference will be held as the historic Erie Canal commemorates its bicentennial.
WCC2017 brings together hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. WCC2017 will focus on canals as agents of transformation.
Be a guest and a speaker. WCC2017 is seeking presenters for the conference. Do you have experience to share, lessons learned or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? The call for presentations is now open. We’re looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation.
The conference is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Visit Syracuse, and sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.
To receive updates, register or submit a presentation proposal, visit wcc2017syracuse.com @WorldCanals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
See the conferences website for updates and registration information.