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Q&A: James River’s overall health down to C

December 4, 2011 · 0 minute read

Andy Thompson’s Sunday column was a Q&A with the James River Association‘s Bill Street, discussing the health of the James River.

On [Nov. 30], the James River Association released its biennial State of the James River report, which grades the river’s overall health using factors such as wildlife, habitat, pollution and steps taken to preserve and protect the river. The grade of C (53 points out of a possible 100) was down from a C+ in 2009 (57 out of 100) — not a tremendous drop, but not exactly encouraging news either. So, I gave JRA Executive Director Bill Street a call to talk about the report and the future of “America’s Found River.”