Annual Meetings and Oyster Roasts

Please join us to help celebrate the James River Association’s 40th Anniversary and to enjoy a great evening including an oyster roast, cocktails and other great food.

This year we are hosting three Annual Meetings throughout the watershed. Each night we will provide updates on our past year’s progress as well as a look ahead and our exciting work for the upcoming year, and a great speaker.

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of progress and look forward to the next decade. Information and tickets sales for each of the Annual Meetings is below.

 40th Anniversary Annual Meetings and Oyster Roasts

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Williamsburg Winery (Directions)
Wessex Hall

Our October 6 Annual Meeting at The Williamsburg Winery in Williamsburg featured a viewing of the film Beautiful Swimmers Revisted and discussion by the film’s narrator Tom Horton. Based on the 1976 book Beautiful Swimmers, this documentary focuses on the changes over the past 40 years for the Chesapeake Bay, its blue crab population and the fisheries that revolve around them. The film shows how science has evolved since the 1970’s to better understand the behaviors of blue crabs and the ecology of the bay. Horton is a retired environmental journalist for the Baltimore Sun who now teaches nature writing at Salisbury University.

Thank you to those who celebrated 40 years of progress with us and join us as we look forward to the next decade.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center  (Directions)
1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
6:00 pm Reception and Oyster Roast
7:00 pm Program

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, JRA is hosting three Annual Meetings throughout the James River watershed this year.Our Lynchburg Annual Meeting was held on October 13 at The Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center and we were joined  guest speaker, Richard Louv, via Skype.

Mr. Louv spoke on “Nature-Deficit Disorder,” a term he coined describing what we have seen in recent years as the detachment of today’s youth from the natural world. His research and that of the Children & Nature Network have shown that fostering the relationship with nature for all people is important, not only for the environment’s health, but for our own as well.

After Mr. Louv’s presentation, Dr. Tracy Richardson, High School Principal, of EC Glass High School, and Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology student, Anna Drumheller addressed the guests and gave a brief overview of there experiences with the James River Association’s education program.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing  (Directions)
4708 Old Main Street, Richmond, VA 23231
6:00 pm Reception and Oyster Roast
7:00 pm Program

Tickets sales close 10/21.

On the banks of the James River, featuring panoramic views of the downtown city skyline, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is a unique Richmond location.

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of progress and look forward to the next decade. The reception and oyster roast start at 6:00 pm. Our program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Ticket prices are $75/person. Tables are available for $750 and include sponsorship recognition and priority seating for 8 guests.

Thank you to our Richmond Annual Meeting Table Sponsors:

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Thank you to our 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

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