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September 30, 2017
The rustic Old Mills Trail on the Albemarle side of the Rivanna River served as the stage Saturday for artists and musicians who took part in a festival designed to spur a new appreciation of the waterway. “We’re hopeful that we can bring about an exposure of the river ...
September 29, 2017
The outgoing director of a federal agency tasked with cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay said Friday that a multi-decade effort is showing signs of progress. “What we’ve seen are shrinking dead zones, areas where there is little to no oxygen and nothing can live,” said Nick DiPasquale, director of ...
September 29, 2017
Alexandria Searls, executive director of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center, puts the finishing touches on her organization's entry into the decorated boat parade that is part of FLOW: the Rivanna River Art Festival. The parade -- known as the Flowtilla -- begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at ...
May 27, 2017
A partnership created over 30 years ago to restore water quality and replenish aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay is halfway through a landmark effort to reduce pollution that has choked the world’s third-largest estuary. “The bay and the watershed are responding because of thousands of actions by our ...
April 28, 2017
As Albemarle County and Charlottesville continue to plan ways to focus more attention on the Rivanna River, one company has begun a second season supplying kayaks, paddleboards and other ways for people to experience the waterway. “Last year we were just juggling and figuring out a new thing,” said Gabe ...
March 26, 2015
The group that makes decisions about transportation projects in Albemarle and Charlottesville considered two new projects Wednesday that would address traffic congestion at the bridge over the Rivanna River on the city-county border. One project would add more lanes to Free Bridge, and the other would improve the roadway’s ...
October 23, 2014
A yearlong exercise to evaluate projects that would reduce traffic congestion on Free Bridge is nearing an end, and the results are set to be displayed this evening at an open house in downtown Charlottesville. “We have been taking the approach of a very open and inclusive dialog and having ...
June 25, 2013
1. CALL TO ORDER 2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING a) Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board on May 28, 2013 3. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT 4. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC 5. RESPONSES TO PUBLIC COMMENTS 6. CONSENT AGENDA a) Staff Report on Finance b) Staff Report on ...
April 19, 2013
The Albemarle County Service Authority says it will support $25,000 in funding for an agency charged with coordinating environmental policies to improve the health of the Rivanna River’s watershed. “The city and county have gone through quite a lengthy process to come up with an ostensible agreement to ...
September 20, 2012
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with local partners willhost a public meeting and discussion on September 20, 2012 on a watershed improvement plan for several streams in the Charlottesville City and Albemarle County area. This meeting will introduce the Watershed Improvement Plan which details how Moores Creek ...