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Wetlands Restoration Project to begin at Rice Center

The VCU Rice Center, a nearly 500-acre field station for environmental research on the historic James River, will soon be the site of one of the most significant wetland restorations on the East Coast.

A 70-acre artificial lake created in the 1920s to attract ducks for duck hunters will be drained, and VCU will team with The Nature Conservancy to create a blanket of native wetland vegetation where the lake once stood.

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