Williamsburg Rowing Center - Conservation

  • WBC is a passionate steward of the Park and the Chickahominy River watershed.  Our rowers appreciate nature by living it.  Osprey row becomes more than a landmark in the 5k row to the dock; as the season progresses the young ospreys become family.  The eagle dive bombing for dinner into icy waters becomes a fellow warrior spirit and boat mate. 

  • Likewise, our rowers. They become navigators by experiencing the river, understanding the effects of tide, current and wind on a tiny sliver of a boat.  Learning how to steer a boat using power rather than a rudder, using the wind to turn a boat and the current to gently dock.

  • For years, the water on the James and Chickahominy rivers was tainted by pollution.  Many have forgotten the pristine watershed this used to be, and through hard conservation work and time, has become again.  Williamsburg’s hidden gem can find more ways to open the water to the public through clean, recreational activity.  It can become one of the communities most valuable assets.

  • The rowing and small boat facility at Riverfront Park opens more public water access for exercise and an experience with nature.  WBC’s Rowing Center and regattas will help publicize our natural water resource and support the Park as a destination for camping and water sports.

iCrew Instructions

  • In order to see your practice sessions show up in you iCrew Attendance Plan, you have to make sure the correct TEAMS are in your profile.  After logging in, either on your phone or on the computer, click the TEAMS tab and Add the correct TEAM(s) to your profile.  Make sure you Save the page if it asks and then look at your attendance plan and you will see the practices populated in that page.

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Thanks to our Donors & 2020Sponsors

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2020 GoFundMe

Raised $6900 to help WBC Stay Afloat.  Thank you to the below donors.  We are so thankful to have such an amazing community.

Amber Spicer, Marks & Cox Family, L T Hall Whaley, Bruce Lifka, Karol Hochman, Alan & Chris Hochman, Howie Hagan, Patricia Dwyer, Anonymous, Kate Fredericks, Spencer Rice, KJ Lembke, Mary Riemersma, Anonymous, Owens Family, Anonymous, Bob & Kathy Spicer, Thomas & Ellen Fithian, Virginia Carey, Alli & Ryan King, Beth Stamper, The Murphy Family, Sarah Berry, Cox Family, Anonymous, Adam Lifka, Anonymous, Anonymous, Ben Marks & Family, Anonymous, Vishton & Stevens Family, Blinn Family, Anonymous, Margaret & Michael Stiglitz, Sarah & Jennie Wells, Liam Carr, Susan Thacker-Gwaltney, James Brunson, The Zeytonnian Family, The Murphy Family, Shayna Walker, Robin Morrison Caldwell, Tim Barnard, Ginny Wertman, Christine Payne, The Murphy Family, The Murphy Family

I want to also recognize the Calkins family for providing the maintenance for all of the safety launches during our seasons.