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October 2012 News

Managing Stormwater in the Rivanna: Showing the Way
You can visit and learn about the four demonstration stormwater management projects that RRBC helped fund. Informational signs have been installed at the Charlottesville High School bioswale (in front of the MLK performing Arts Center; the the entrance to the new Fluvanna High School's football field; by the comfort station and linear bioswale at Greene County Community Park; and (coming soon!) the Crozet stormwater wetlands off Route 240 near downtown Crozet.

Rivanna River and Reservoir Makeover - October 6 - October 18
The Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS) is hosting a wide variety of education and restoration events this October focused on the Rivanna Reservoir. There's lots to choose from: river and reservoir clean-up activities; water quality monitoring for students; planting trees along the river. You can learn to paddle or take a canoe or kayak trip. On October 18, RCS hosts, "The Clean Water Act Turns 40," from noon - 1:30 PM in Charlottesville. Details on all events can be found at the RCS WEBSITE.

Cleaner Water for Moores Creek
RRBC and its partners have received $267,000 in funding to support activities and best management practices to help reduce bacteria pollution in Moores Creek watershed. Bacteria pollution in Moores Creek, a tributary of the Rivanna, is from fecal coliform, found in the intestines of all warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, cattle, humans and some wildlife. The affected or impaired stream segment is about six and half miles long, from the intersection of Route 29 and Teel Lane (County Road 1106) to the confluence of Moores Creek with the Rivanna River. Cost share funding is available for fencing, septic repairs and upgrades, and pet waste management. Read more ...

Save the Date for the Rivanna Snapshot Open House: Dec. 7
RRBC is developing a "snapshot" of existing conditions in the Rivanna watershed as the first step in developing a suite of watershed management tools and plans designed to be utilized by its member local governments and SWCDs as well as partner organizations that work in the Rivanna watershed and the region. On December 7, RRBC will host an open house to introduce the Rivanna Snapshot to our community and ask: What do we want for our our RIvanna River for generations that follow us? In the meantime, RRBC will be presenting the snapshot data to local elected and appointed bodies in November. Stay tuned for details.

Volunteers Sought
RRBC welcome inquiries from potential volunteers. Please see announcements and information on our website.

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Upcoming Meetings
October 22, 2012
Regular RRBC Meeting
12 PM - 2 PM

November 20, 2012
RRBC TAC Meeting
10AM - 12 PM

December 7, 2012
Rivanna Snapshot
Open House

December 10, 2012
Regular RRBC Meeting
12 PM - 2 PM

What's New?
Moores Creek Bacteria
Cleanup Project
Funded with Cost-share Opportunities for Homeowners
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