Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

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.

Rice Rivers Center education building with students outside preparing posters for symposium

11th annual research symposium held at Rice Rivers Center

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Walter L. Rice Education Building at VCU Rice Rivers Center was at capacity during the 11th annual Rice Rivers Center Research Symposium, held on May 10, 2019.

badge stating: congratulations to the 2019-2020 VCU undergraduate research fellows!

2019-2020 VCU Undergraduate Research Fellows announced

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), part of the Office of the Provost, awards scholarships for research to undergraduate VCU students.

VOSRP Director Todd Janeski holding his 'Stewards of the River' award from JRAC

VOSRP's Todd Janeski receives Guardian Award from JRAC

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program Director Todd Janeski receives 'Stewards of the River' award.

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