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Rivanna River
Renaissance Conference

September 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Rd.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF): Pulling Together: A Watershed Approach for the Rivanna

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Project Information

In April, 2009, the Commission learned that it was a recipient of a grant from the USEPA through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that will support the Commission's work to accelerate adoption of stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Rivanna watershed.

Project Vicinity Map

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This grant project, now underway, includes cost-sharing for Stormwater BMPs in each of the watershed localities and a program to monitor the effectiveness of these stormwater management practices in reducing flow and pollutant loads. In addition, the project includes studies in Greene and Fluvanna counties to identify opportunities for retrofitting existing sites with enhanced stormwater management.

In year two of the project, the Commission will focus its work with localities and area developers, builders, and engineering and architectural firms to identify barriers that may exist to more widespread implementation of advanced stormwater management (beyond the regulatory requirements) and to identify incentives that may encourage these techniques.

Leslie Middleton with grant check

RRBC Executive Director, Leslie Middleton, holding check representing all NFWF funding for 2009 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction program grants (Richmond, Virginia, May 2009)



The Rivanna River Basin Commission provides guidance for the stewardship of water and natural resources of the Rivanna River Basin and promotes activities by local, state, and federal governments, and by individuals, that foster resource stewardship for the environmental and economic health of the Basin.

Localities Greene Map Albemarle Map Charlottesville Map Fluvanna Map

The Commission has representatives from these jurisdictions and organizations.

Click below for more information about our member partners:

City of Charlottesville

Albemarle County

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Culpeper SWCD

Thomas Jefferson SWCD