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Freshwater Mussel Augmentation on the Clinch River

mussels2In 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 AgencyU.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.

For more information about this event, click on the following links: