Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

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.

David Whalen measures barn owl

Barn owl blues

Monday, September 30, 2019

The common barn owl is one of the most widely distributed bird species in the world and occurs throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

AJK foraging on fiddler crab in Aruba

Whimbrel AJK returns to Aruba

Monday, September 30, 2019

AJK was captured on 15 August, 2009 while staging on Boxtree Creek along the Delmarva Peninsula in Virginia as part of an investigation of whimbrel migration

three students on rocks in the James River look at the rock pool, while others gather at a rock pool in the distance

SOE, Life Sciences awarded $447,000 NOAA grant

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Over 3,300 students to be engaged in meaningful watershed educational experiences

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