Virtual symposium co-hosted by VCU to shine national spotlight on Virginia’s waterways
April 8, 2021
Co-hosted by VCU's Center for Environmental Studies, with faculty participation from VCU Rice Rivers Center, the River Management Society’s 2021 River Management Symposium, to be held April 12-15, will help shine a national spotlight on Richmond and Virginia’s diverse waterways.
By Christopher Katella
VCU University Public Affairs
An upcoming virtual symposium held in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University will help shine a national spotlight on Richmond and Virginia’s diverse waterways.
The River Management Society’s 2021 River Management Symposium, to be held April 12-15, aims to bring together representatives from the public, academic and private sectors to network and share insight into the successful stewardship of rivers, creeks and streams in North America and around the world.
Under the theme “Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals,” the symposium will also retroactively mark the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Virginia Scenic River Program and its role in shaping protective efforts of the commonwealth’s most notable and significant waterways — including the James River, a symbol of Richmond and Virginia’s conservation and recreation efforts.