Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

Artist rendering of 14-square-foot research at Rice Rivers Center

VCU Rice Rivers Center completes fundraising campaign for new research laboratory complex

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The 14,000-square-foot facility will bolster river-related research and provide needed laboratory and office space

Matt Balazik catches a sturgeon in a net. Photo credit: Jamie Brunkow

Matt Balazik Is Working to Restore Prehistoric Sturgeon to James River in Virginia

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Matt Balazik, PhD, is helping to restore the Atlantic sturgeon to the James River in Virginia.

Jeff Corwin, Bryan Watts and Marie Pitts stand on the boat below an osprey nes

Expedition Chesapeake

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Expedition Chesapeake is a multi-media project funded that is designed to educate and inspire the residents of the watershed.

Buckets of shell ready to be placed into the Piankatank River

Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program gathers media attention

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program adds shell to the Piankatank River

A healthy brood of woodpeckers with new bands.

Up and down year for Virginia woodpeckers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The 2018 breeding season was a roller coaster for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in Virginia.

A pair of adult eagles feed three young on Curles Neck Swamp along the James River

Eagle productivity continues slide

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The 2018 breeding season along the James River continued a trend that has been documented for the past 15 years.

 Colony-wide metabolic demand peaks in July when the young are large but still growing

The fish factory

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The development of South Point Marsh into one of the great natural fish factories in the Chesapeake has happened over a short period of time

Male yellow-crowned night heron with a stick collected for nest building

Urban herons hold their own

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Urban herons hold their own.

Oyster in net

VCU receives funding for oyster restoration work

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Coastal lifestyle brand Toadfish Outfitters to donate all proceeds of its Virginia sales.

students present outside at the VCU Rice Rivers Center

10th annual VCU Rice Rivers Center Symposium

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 10th annual VCU Rice Rivers Center Research Symposium was held on May 11, 2018.

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