Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

50 participants at Rice River Center conference room discussing the control of invasive fish species

Rice Rivers Center hosts meeting on invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Over 50 individuals representing all of the Bay States learned about new science on invasive species.

VCU researcher holds juvenile sturgeon

Rice Rivers Center part of NOAA's Sturgeon recovery effort

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rice Rivers Center partners with NOAA to support Atlantic Sturgeon recovery effort in the Chesapeake Bay.

Wild celery grass just before being transplanted into a seagrass restoration site on a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay in May 2019 - Original Credit: Gabby Troutman - Original Source: CBF/Gabby Troutman (Gabby Troutman / HANDOUT)

Rice Rivers Center part of Grasses for the Masses

Friday, January 10, 2020

The center is part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's initiative.

Girl Scout Troop 5184 in back of the VCU Rice Rivers sign

Local Girl Scout troop blaze a trail at VCU Rice Rivers Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Late summer, six scouts from a local Girl Scout troop partnered with VCU OAP to build a trail through the forest at VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Kimages Wetland Complex education building interior with doors open overlooking the wetlands at Rice Rivers Center

Support from Universal Leaf Foundation turns new waterfront complex into reality

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The complex includes a new education building, renovation of the former YMCA wooden pier, and the addition of a floating dock.

Oyster in net

VOSRP part of Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Volunteers from the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program collected shell from the Virginia Living Museum's 8th Annual Oyster Roast.

A bird bander holds a black rail. As recently as 1990, the eastern black rail was a common bird found in marshes along the Chesapeake Bay. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, citing the inundation of nests from more frequent storms and increasingly high tides, has proposed listing the bird as threatened. (Woody Woodrow / USFWS)

Scientists raise alarm as North American bird populations plummet

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Climate change, loss of habitat particularly devastating for coastal, meadow and forest species

Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program logo

Oyster shell recycling comes to Charlottesville

Thursday, October 31, 2019

If you enjoy oysters and live in the Charlottesville, Virginia area, you now can help return oysters to the Chesapeake Bay.

Greg Garman, Ph.D.

VCU Rice Rivers Center Director comments on 2018 State of the James River

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dr. Greg Garman, director of the VCU Rice Rivers Center, speaks about the health of the James River in the 2019 State of the James press release.

Tpdd Janeski with Jessica Noll and Bill Bevins on Virginia This Morning set

Shell-Raiser's Shindig featured on Virginia This Morning

Monday, October 7, 2019

VOSRP Director Todd Janeski sat down with Virginia This Morning hosts Jessica Noll and Bill Bevins to discuss the Annual Shell-Raiser's Shindig on October 20.

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