The Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1990.

As the “Voice of the Rivanna,” RCS’s mission is to safeguard the ecological, recreational, historical,
cultural and scenic resources of the Rivanna River and its tributaries.

RCS programs include buffer plantings, stream cleanups, student and adult environmental education,
river paddles and sojourns, river restoration, and the Rivanna River Guardians and River Stewards.
RCS is the regional sponsor of the World Water Monitoring Day Challenge.