James River Association

September 27, 2016

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

Award Winning Chesapeake Bay Writer, Tom Horton, to speak at James River Association Event in Williamsburg

On Thursday, October 6, the James River Association will host its Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast at the Williamsburg Winery to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary and to look forward to the next decade of success.

The event will feature a viewing of the film Beautiful Swimmers Revisited and a discussion by the film’s narrator Tom Horton. Based on the 1976 book Beautiful Swimmers, this documentary focuses on the changes over the past 40 years for the Chesapeake Bay, its blue crab population and the fisheries that revolved around them.

A reception and oyster roast will follow the viewing of the film. Award-winning writer and Salisbury University environmental studies professor, Tom Horton, will be available for discussion and questions during the reception. A program will follow that will include updates on issues the James River Association focuses on in the Williamsburg area.

Ticket prices for the Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast are $75 a person. Tables are available and include sponsorship recognition and priority seating. Ticket sales close October 1. The film will be shown at 5:00 pm and is free to members of the James River Association or $10 for non-members. The Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast begins immediately after at 6:00 pm.

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.