Saturday was a perfect day to be on the water and that's exactly where the Rivanna Conservation Society encouraged citizens to be.
The non-profit organization hosted an array of events, including a canoe flotilla, to get people out onto the water, and hopefully concerned about the environment. The society aims to protect the Rivanna River and it's cultural heritage.
The festivities included a boat regatta, fish fry, evening concert, and kayaking...which proved to be a big success, even for beginners.
"It was a great thing, it gave me an opportunity to try a kayak out. I'll be going over to the fish fry and the concert this afternoon," said Carl Moje, a Charlottesville resident.
The organization is funded by grants and contributions alone, so if you would like more information about their mission or donating you can go to their website at www.rivannariver.org.