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Rivanna Stewards paddle the Rivanna and its tributaries throughout the season to document water quality, identify problem areas, highlight cultural, historic and scenic features as well as unique animals, birds and plants.

River Stewards 2014

Initiated in the Spring of 2014, the River Stewards are the eyes and ears of the organization throughout the Rivanna River Watershed. The Stewards advocate for conservation, clean water and environmental and fish restoration and play a vital role in keeping RCA up to date with river conditions. The two part-time River Stewards, Justin Altice and Dan Triman, paddle the Rivanna by kayak twice a week from March to November.

During their paddles, the Stewards look at the overall condition of the river and the adjacent land in relation to previous trips on that particular stretch. They conduct outreach with users of the river to get a sense of what they see and hear while on the river and inform them about RCA, our mission, and activities. Stewards conduct water quality testing, pick up litter, and identify larger objects and issues that need follow-up by RCA or a third party, such as the local government. The Stewards also maintain the RCA informational kiosks at the public put ins/put outs along the river.

The River Stewards produce a report each time they go out for a paddle on the Rivanna River. These reports contain observations from the paddle including: basic water quality data, flora and fauna, land use, interactions and any issues observed. Please see below for links to all previous reports produced; new reports will be added as they become available.

Reports

2017

Paddle Reports

2016

Paddle Reports

Annual Report 2016

2015

Paddle Reports

Annual Report 2015

2014

Paddle Reports

Monthly Reports: May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Annual Report 2014