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November 13, 2013
Rivanna River Basin Mural
We are happy to announce that the fundraiser for the creation of a mural in downtown Charlottesville to celebrate both the Clean Water Act and the Rivanna River basin was a success! The mural will be officially installed on Nov. 12, and a small dedication ceremony will take place at 12:00 p.m. on November 13, located at 1st St S, on the back of the Tru Pilates building and right next to the railroad tracks.

The mural project was part of the Charlottesville Mural Project and was in partnership with the Rivanna River Basin Commission, StreamWatch, and the Rivanna Conservation Society.

Click HERE for more information on the mural fundraiser.

November 15th, 2013
Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF)
Reminder: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is soliciting applications for financial assistance through the newly created Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF).  DEQ has $35 million in matching grant funds for distribution. The SLAF Program Guidelines are HERE. All localities are eligible. The deadline is 11/15. 

November 15, 2013 deadline for Nov. 20 webcast
Center of Non-Profit Excellence Webcast-Stormwater Utilities
From website: Stormwater Utilities: Reckoning the Cost Side of the Equation. Developing an effective stormwater utility demands an understanding of both the revenue and cost side of the equation. There are various, well-understood methodologies for the revenue and rate-setting side of the equation, but getting a good read on the actual costs of operating a program and implementing BMPs seems much more mysterious. How can a program developing or modifying a stormwater utility do a better job of honing actual costs, both today and into the future? This webcast will provide resources and case studies on this topic.

November 21, 2013
Rivanna Conservation Society Brown Bag Lunch Series
The Rivanna Conservation Society is holding its monthly brown bag lunch series on November 21st.  The speaker will be Al Todd, Executive Director for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  Click HERE for more details and directions.
Upcoming Meetings

RRBC, February 10, 2014
RRBC, June 9, 2014
RRBC, October 20, 2014
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