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In the News 2010

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Localities wait on federal review of bay cleanup plan, Charlottesville Tommorrow, December 14, 2010

""Everyone is holding their breath," said Leslie Middleton, executive director of the Rivanna River Basin Commission, at a meeting Monday. The RRBC is a quasi-governmental organization created to enhance water quality in the Rivanna River watershed, which is itself part of the bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed." [read more] [download PDF]

Localities concerned about cost of implementing Bay plan, Charlottesville Tommorrow, November 9, 2010

"Earlier this year, Virginia submitted a watershed implementation plan that the EPA said would not be sufficient to meet its pollution reduction goals. The EPA has the authority to implement tougher guidelines, called backstops, if the states do not adequately describe what steps they will take to meet the goals of the TMDL by 2025. "[These] are things like our wastewater treatment plants, urban stormwater systems, small industrial plants", said Leslie Middleton, executive director of the Rivanna River Basin Commission. She added that would create little incentive for non-point source polluters such as farmers and construction sites to change their practices.… [read more] [download PDF]

Elected Officials to be briefed on TMDL process, Charlottesville Tommorrow, November 1, 2010

"Charlottesville and Albemarle elected officials will be briefed this week on specific policies they may required to enact as part of a federal mandate to reduce pollution that enters the Chesapeake Bay. "Where the rubber hits the road is going to be with the local governments," said Leslie Middleton, executive director of the Rivanna River Basin Commission, at a meeting last week. Her organization is one of many that will advise elected officials on how to achieve a pollution diet being imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called the total maximum daily load (TMDL)… [read more] [download PDF]

A day in the park, Greene County Record, September 16, 2010

"Efforts to develop the 69-acre Greene County Park got an unexpected boost during the Rivanna River Basin Commission-sponsored festival held there Sunday.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Greene park has ambitious plans for the future, Daily Progress, September 13, 2010

"Greene County is planning to add a number of new amenities to its 69-acre park off U.S.33 in Stanardsville.....Thanks to funding from the Rivanna River Basin Commission, the county will soon design and build a rainwater catching system to prevent rapid runoff of storm water from the adjacent parking lot into the nearby stream, which feeds into Swift Run.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Local eco adventure, Greene County Record, September 9, 2010

"The Rivanna River Basin intends to make learning a fun experience at Greene County Community Park Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The festival will offer activities for children and adults and provide them with refreshments while they learn what lives in our local streams, what trees and plants are native to our landscape, how we can protect our park from erosion, and more.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Regional effort under way for Chesapeake Bay cleanup, Charlottesville Tommorrow News Center, August 10, 2010

"A federal pollution crackdown meant to protect the Chesapeake Bay likely will spell major changes for local governments and area growth... The forthcoming changes were discussed at Monday's meeting of the Rivanna River Basin Commission.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Storm Water Studies Start, Fluvanna Review, August 5, 2010

“The Rivanna River Basin Commission (RRBC) and the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) have started identifying areas that can be retrofitted to improve storm water management in Fluvanna County.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Virginia Water Radio 16: Week of May 10, 2010
Local Watershed Implementation Pilot Projects for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

“…On April 22, the U.S. EPA’s Region 3 office announced $300,000 in grants for seven pilot projects to involve local governments, organizations, and citizens in developing implementation plans for the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL. Two of the pilot projects are in Virginia. One will be under the coordination of the Rivanna River Basin Commission.” … [read more] [download PDF]

Volunteers Aid Community Park, Greene County Record, April 8, 2010

“…With funding provided by the Virginia Department of Forestry and a watershed-wide grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to the Rivanna River Basin Commission, the buffer planting served as the first in a series of projects to improve the stormwater drainage at the Greene County Community Park” … [read more] [download PDF]




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