James River Association
October 6, 2016

Sherrie Tribble
Special Events & Major Gifts Officer
(804) 339-5062

Author and Co-founder of Children & Nature Network, Richard Louv, to speak at James River Association event in Lynchburg

On Thursday, October 13, the James River Association will host its Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast at the Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary and to look forward to the next decade of success.

The event will feature guest speaker Richard Louv speaking via Skype on the “Nature-Deficit Disorder” affecting many of today’s youth. Co-founder of the Children & Nature Network and author, Richard Louv introduced the term “Nature-Deficit Disorder” in 2005 with the publication of his best-selling book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.” The Children & Nature Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fuel the worldwide grassroots movement to reconnect children with nature.

Louv will be followed by a local educator and student sharing their experiences from the James River Association’s environmental education programs.

“Connecting children to nature, particularly the James River, is important to the future health of each,” said Bill Street, CEO. “Through our education programs we hope to encourage, inspire and provide young people with the resources they need to become the next generation of environmental stewards.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.JamesRiverAssociation.org.


The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, the James River Association works through its core programs – Education, Community Conservation, Watershed Restoration, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program – to help people of all ages enjoy, appreciate and protect the beauty and health of the James River for future generations to enjoy. For more information visit www.JamesRiverAssociation.org.