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Dr. Greg Garman introduces Governor Northam in front of a crowd at Rice Rivers Center

Rice Rivers Center hosts Governor Northam's announcement for Chesapeake Bay funding

December 16, 2021

(VCU Rice Rivers Center Director Dr. Greg Garman introduces Governor Northam at the Walter L. Rice Education Building. Photo courtesy: Office of Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam)

VCU Rice Rivers Center was proud to host Governor Ralph S. Northam as he announced adding $1 Billion in his two-year budget proposal dedicated to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the state’s tidal tributaries.

Research done at Rice Rivers Center supports innovative instruction and relevant research across the Environmental Sciences. A significant part of our mission is focused on conservation and management of the Commonwealth's critical freshwater resources.

For over 20 years, Center faculty, staff, and students have worked closely with agencies of the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, as well as NGOs and federal partners, to provide the best science in support of sound environmental policies and practices.

In addition to studies of water resources across the Commonwealth, the Center's applied research programs restore tidal wetlands, build new oyster reefs, and identify ecologically healthy streams for protection. All of these initiatives help to advance the Governor's water quality goals for Virginia.

Press Release: Governor Northam Announces $1 Billion for the Chesapeake Bay




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