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VCU Rice Center part of effort to restore Atlantic sturgeon to the James River

On a chilly, windswept day on the James River recently, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Center joined with community and corporate partners to embark on a landmark project to restore the Atlantic sturgeon to the James River.

If the project succeeds, it could be a bellwether signaling that the ecosystem of the James, and perhaps the entire Chesapeake Bay, is taking a turn for the better. The ambitious effort began with piles of rocks.

Read more about the efforts