5th Annual Buffer Summit was a Success!

The 5th Annual Buffer Summit & Celebration of the Middle and Upper James Riparian Consortium took place on October 18th at the beautiful Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. The event included morning presentations, lunch, afternoon outdoor activities, and networking opportunities. Thank you to our presenters, Kevin McLean with the Department of Environmental Quality, Jordan Bennett with James River Association, Sarah Vollbrecht with Conservation Legacy, Cully McCurdy with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Kim Biasolli with Piedmont Environmental Council, Joey Thompson with the Virginia Department of Recreation and Conservation, Ashley Moulton with the Capital Region Land Conservancy and Moulton Hot Natives, and Claire Sanderson with Rivanna Conservation Alliance who shared their time and expertise with the Consortium. Thank you to Pocahontas State Park, and to the Consortium Steering Committee and Planning Team for helping to make the day a success!

Check out the gallery for some photos of the day! For a more detailed summary and links to presentations, visit this link. You can always look back to this and other summaries on our website at