Volunteers Help Keep the Rivanna River Clean

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

April 19, 2014

Several volunteers gathered in Albemarle County to pick up trash near a lagoon area that runs off of the Rivanna River.

The Rivanna Conservation Society teamed up with student volunteers from UVa to help with their urban planning department.

The volunteer coordinator says that this is a great way for people to learn more about the water in their area.

"They may not know there's a stream in their back yard and teaching them more about water education and why healthy water is important in a community," says Mary Butcher.

"With the run-off comes a lot of trash and debris and that tends to collect in areas like this," says Greg Harper, Water Resources manager in Albemarle Co. "So we just want to go around an pick it up and make the area look a little nicer."

They spent several hours Saturday morning cleaning the area and getting rid of trash and debris.

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