The Rivanna River is often referred to as "Mr. Jefferson's River" because Thomas Jefferson grew up on the shores of the Rivanna and later built his Monticello home along its banks. Sharing Mr. Jefferson's appreciation for this historic river, a group of Fluvanna County residents established The Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS) in 1990.
This Committee supports the Board in managing the 100-acre Scheier Natural Area. This gorgeous property is located at 917 Long Acre Road in southwestern Fluvanna County. The Committee works with the residential caretaker to provide educational programming, trail maintenance, and general maintenance of the property. Historically, the property has been used for educational workshops, monthly nature walks, and RCS annual meetings.