Where is the country’s most diverse river of life? Check out this Nature Conservancy video on the Clinch River in southwest Virginia, home to our nation’s most diverse mussel and fish species!
In September, 2010 CPCRI partners engaged local school children in the largest release of a federally endangered species in the eastern United States. Several varieties of rare freshwater mussels were carefully placed into shoal areas at the Nature Conservancy’s Cleveland Island Preserve.
Partnering in the release of these mussels were the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF),Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, and The Nature Conservancy.
Below, watch video footage of the event by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
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