Water quality & “Deepwater Sponger” talk of The Boathouse

"Deepwater Sponger" statue at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing and Friends of the James River Park will welcome “Deepwater Sponger” with program featuring VCU professor Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. See the release: 

Background: A six-foot-tall, one-ton cast-iron sculpture called “Deepwater Sponger” was recently installed on the banks of the James River at Rocketts Landing. In order to officially welcome the piece to Richmond, Rocketts Landing and the Friends of the James River Park are hosting a reception and program at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing that focuses on water quality and conservation.

What: Official christening of Deepwater Sponger at its new James Riverside home, along with an update on water quality issues during the reception. Speeches on the importance of water quality and conservation from Charles Ponticello, the creator of the sculpture, and Anne Wright, Assistant Professor of Biology at VCU, who will speak to the strides that have been made on water quality and conservation and what still needs to be done.

Where: The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, 4708 East Old Main Street.

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One response to “Water quality & “Deepwater Sponger” talk of The Boathouse

  1. We are so fortunate to have the benefit of hearing Anne Wright speak about water quality and conservation in the beautiful setting of the Boathouse! This will be a great opportunity for Richmonders to learn more about what’s happening in our own backyard!

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