Rick Webb was recently honored with a reception at UVa Environmental Sciences Department for his consistent, untiring work running the Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study, UVa cooperating with TU and the US Forest Service volunteers in 1987, 2000, 2010 to get a snapshot of 350+ wild trout streams across our state and 60+ streams water-sampled since 1987 every quarter.
He will show us how-our native trout streams are responding to the reduction of air pollution, and of course, acid precipitation. He has been living in Highland County for years, his house overlooking the upper Jackson River, where he uses his fly rod to research the trout population.
We are proud to host Rick at our next meeting, and expect him to feature fontinalis, VA’s native brook trout, science and hopefully fishing tips!
7pm JMU CISAT Building Room 148
- Turn from either Port Republic Road (South) or East Market Street (North) on to University Boulevard.
- Proceed to the turn west on to Carrier Drive (opposite the Arboretum).
- Follow Carrier Drive around the library bldg.
- Turn right into parking lot D2. Park in an open (NOT RESERVED) parking space, across street from ISAT bldg. complex (a parking pass not required afterhours).
- There are two entrances across street from D2 lot: Chem/Phys bldg and bldg 3, ISAT (tower end). Volunteers will be at back entrance to ISAT, that will direct you to Room 148.