BatteauJames River Batteau FestivalJRBF Fall Meeting

Annual Fall Float and Meeting of the James River Batteau Festival. Howardsville, VA, October 20th, 2018.

The JRBF fall meeting took place on October 20, 2018 at Howardsville. The day started out cool and cloudy but the weather turned beautiful and it was a lovely fall day. The fun and fellowship included a paddle from Wingina to Howardsville just prior to the meeting and even the foot of mud on the…

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2018 James River Transportation Festival, by Brian Coffield

On July 21, 2018, the VC&NS participated in the 7th annual James River Transportation Festival on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This festival, which began in 2012, was conceived of by Peter Hamel, who is the Ridge District interpreter for the Blue Ridge Parkway.  His goal is to bring attention to the James River Visitors Center…

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Appomattox River Festival – 2018 – By Brian Coffield.

The 4thannual Appomattox Riverfest was held on April 28, 2018 at Appomattox Riverside Park in Dinwiddie County. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).  This event brings together state and local agencies and volunteer groups with an interest in the local ecology and in educating the general public about…

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Swiftwater Rescue Class to be held during the VC&NS Annual Conference Weekend, April, 23, 2016.

On Saturday April 23, 2016 The James River Batteau Festival will be represented by Chairman Andrew Shaw. A Swiftwater Rescue Class will be held near Lynchburg, VA led by Andrew and others. Many Batteau groups will be attending for hands on safety training by/in the river. Be sure to get a wetsuit that fits or…

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The batteau Mary Marshall Runs the New River Gorge Successfully!

The following article is reposted in the public interest and is from: The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia May 24, 2012 Group navigates New River in batteau boat By C.V. Moore Register-Herald Reporter LANSING — It was an old-timey day on the New River Wednesday, with a historic descent of the lower section of the river…