James River Association

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Robert Campbell, Upper James Community Conservationist / Bill Street, CEO
Main Address:
211 Rocketts Way
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23225
Lynchburg River Center/James River Adventures
150 Rocky Hill Rd
Madison Heights, VA 24572

"State of the James Part 3: An American Shad Tale" Free Webinar

American shad was once one of the most important fish species in the James River, known for spring spawning migrations that were abundant and celebrated in Virginia. But decades of overfishing, pollution, industrial water intakes, and construction of dams that block migrations have severely hurt the James River shad population. In this webinar, we’ll relive stories of past shad abundance and its cultural significance. Finally, presenters will reveal the current status of shad and critical needs for restoration and protection actions.

This is the final free webinar in a three-part series being offered by the James River Association leading up to the much-anticipated 2021 release of the State of the James in October.


Online, VA 24572
United States


September 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm