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VCU Rice Rivers Center and partners to dedicate a Virginia Treasures oyster reef

June 14, 2017


By Leah Small, University Public Affairs

State officials have added Ellery Kellum Rock, an oyster reef in Irvington, Virginia, to the Virginia Treasures list, thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rice Rivers Center, the Friends of the Rappahannock and W.E. Kellum Seafood. Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation leads the Virginia Treasures initiation to preserve, protect and highlight Virginia’s most important ecological, cultural, scenic and recreational assets.

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