June 10, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 21, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
The Rivanna Regional Stormwater Education Partnership is a collaborative effort among the local entities that hold stormwater permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. These permits relate to the operation of municipal storm sewer systems and require the permit holders to achieve numerous goals related to education, outreach and public participation in stormwater management. Regulatory authority for the program falls under the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board under the oversight of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The permit holders that comprise the Partnership are Albemarle County, Albemarle County Public Schools, the City of Charlottesville, Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Rivanna Conservation Society sponsors events and hosts activities throughout the watershed, including river paddles, riverbank and instream clean-ups, public education forums, citizen involvement programs, teacher and student education and training events, riparian buffer plantings and watershed restoration projects.
Virginia Naturally provides citizens with “one-stop” shopping to programs and information to learn about Virginia ’s environment. At this gateway site, you’ll find links to more than 800 organizations which provide environmental education programs and services in Virginia including volunteer and funding opportunities, teacher workshops and lesson plans, conferences, and community events to name a few. You can also find out what your ecological footprint is based on your lifestyle and what you can do to help reduce your impact on the environment.
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.