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Rice Rivers News and Events

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Oyster in net

Style Weekly recognizes VOSRP during National Oyster Day

Monday, August 5, 2019

Style Weekly's food and drink and drink blog calls out the partner restaurants that work with the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program toward oyster reef restoration.

VCU students in white water rafting and collecting samples on the boulders of the shoreline

VCU leads effort to launch national consortium of universities offering hands-on river education

Friday, August 2, 2019

ENVS faculty push the limits of hands-on undergraduate education with new collaborations and NSF funding opportunities; Rice Rivers Center will host some of the workshops.

VCU researcher holds juvenile sturgeon

Associated Press story features sturgeon research at Rice Rivers Center

Friday, July 12, 2019

Our work with the Atlantic sturgeon was featured in an Associated Press story that ran nationwide earlier this week.

Fletcher Smith leads the charge for Ipswich sparrows on Assateague National Seashore

Assateague and Sable Islands – Bookends to Ipswich conservation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sable Island and Assateague Island are connected by the unique life history of the Ipswich sparrow.

Two eggs in nest built in survivor tree remaining on Grays Creek along the James River

Last of the survivor trees

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

As the bald eagle population began its recovery during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, these were the only trees large enough to support their nests.

Bald eagle in an unusual pose on a nest near Hopewell along the James River.

James River bald eagles reach symbolic milestone of 300 pairs

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

CCB has compiled the 2019 survey results for bald eagles nesting along the James River

The Swedish icebreaker Oden will traverse 2,000-nautical miles across the Northwestern Passage over an 18-day journey. (Photo: Lars Lehnert)

VCU students to participate in Arctic summer research cruise

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Ericka Schulze, Mirella Shaban and Tristan Rivera, joined by CES associate professor Linda Fernandez, Ph.D., will take part in the Northwest Passage Project voyage.

Preparing to place color bands on nestling woodpecker

Virginia woodpeckers have record year

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Red-cockaded woodpeckers in Virginia had a record-breaking breeding season in 2019, taking another step along their path to recovery.

Colony of royal terns in Chincoteague Bay

Waterbird winners and losers – results of the 2018 survey

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Center for Conservation Biology has compiled the results of the 2018 colonial waterbird survey that included 270 colonies of 23 species.

Sturgeon spawning behavior includes

VCU Rice River Center's Dr. Matt Balazik in Richmond Magazine

Monday, May 27, 2019

VCU Rice Rivers Center's Atlantic Sturgeon Restoration Team's work is highlighted in the newest issue of Richmond Magazine.

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