BatteauJames River & Kanawha CanalJames River Transportation Festival

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…

BatteauFriends of the Lower Appomattox River - RiverFest

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…

BatteauJames River & Kanawha CanalVC&NS Annual Business Meeting

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…