Senator Tim Kaine

About Senator Kaine

As a young man, Tim Kaine fell in love with paddling in the Ozarks of Missouri. Years later, during his first visit to Richmond, the James River immediately caught his attention. After experiencing it, he was easily convinced to move to the city by his wife, Anne.

Senator Kaine shares how recently completed what he coined a “Nature Triathlon” to better understand the history and current lives of Virginians, touches on how the health of the James has improved leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act on October 18, 2022, and discusses the critical importance of protecting our waterways through legislation and accessibility.

A River Restored

Listen to Senator Kaine’s full interview.


On a quest to find the best in himself and in all of us, Kaine hiked 559 miles on the Appalachian Trail, cycled 321 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and paddled 348 miles on the James River—creating the Virginia Nature Triathlon in the process. Check out his book, Walk, Ride, Paddle, and enjoy a field guide for the soul and a moving testament to the optimistic spirit of America. -Harper Horizon