Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Freshwater mussels are an integral component of American rivers and streams hosting approximately one-third of the world's total species. Mussels are one of the few animals that improve water quality by filtering bacteria and algae.
Raising mussels to release back into our local rivers is the main focus of work at Virginia's Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center at the Buller Fish Hatchery near Marion, VA. Guests are invited on a personal tour to learn how biologists produce stocks of rare and imperiled species of freshwater mussels for release back to the wild. The mussels' host fish (such as catfish, small-mouth bass, and darter) are also raised at the center.
Limit twenty (20) participants. Admission is free with advanced registration required.
To reserve your spot, contact Carrie Sparks at 276-783-2125. Receive directions at that time.
The hatchery is located at 1724 Buller Hatchery Rd, Marion, Virginia 24354, about thirty-five minutes from Abingdon at Exit 39.Find out more »