James City County is a special place, alive with history and rich in natural resources. From the cypress swamps of Chickahominy Haven to the tidal wetlands of Jamestown Island, we are surrounded by forests, fields, creeks, streams, lakes, and rivers. Glance around and you are looking at the James River and York River Watersheds.
We must restore and protect our complex, yet delicate environment to ensure the future quality of our water systems and the health of this land we call home. From the land around our homes to the rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, let's take PRIDE in our environment and preserve our rich history for future generations.
PRIDE BMP Ratings
PRIDE is proud to present helpful information to track the quality of neighborhood BMPs (Best Management Practices). To find out more CLICK HERE.
What is PRIDE?
PRIDE stands for Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments. PRIDE is the educational component of the County's water quality program. The goal of PRIDE is to improve water quality in James City County by teaching residents about the importance of watershed protection while providing residents and neighborhoods with specific watershed restoration and protection tools.
The PRIDE program offers County residents, neighborhoods, and businesses the opportunities to become a PRIDE partner. For example, Homeowner's Associations can earn PRIDE designations for their neighborhoods by engaging in watershed protection activities like BMP improvement, stream restoration, or tree planting.
Please browse through our site, take a TOUR of watershed features right here in James City County, LEARN MORE about the elements of watersheds, find out how you can GET INVOLVED, and learn what can be done to MAINTAIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BMP.