Saving Our Streams: Water Quality in Albemarle County

Join the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) and Wild Virginia as they chat about water conservation and quality in Albemarle County on Wednesday, February 5 at the Crozet Library.IMG_0230

From 6:30-8pm, the VA DEQ will discuss a new study and (along with Wild Virginia) will provide information about causes of impairments on streams and what citizens can do to help.

Nesha McRae, TMDL Coordinator at VA DEQ, will share information about the department’s biological monitoring program and some of their findings in the South Fork Rivanna River watershed, including several streams in and around Crozet.

“Participants will learn how we identify problems with respect to stream health in our waterways, along with the process that we use in Virginia to improve stream health and water quality,” McRae said.

“The presentation will also include some information about how local stakeholders can get involved in this clean-up process, which will begin in the South Fork Rivanna River watershed this spring.”

For more information, visit www.jmrl.org.

Celebrate Black History Month at JMRL

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

Throughout the month of February, there are a number of book clubs and events being held at the JMRL branches to help celebrate.

For a list of what’s happening, visit JMRL’s Black History Month 2020 webpage.

There are other resources on this webpage, such as lists of African American authors and books, eBooks/Audiobooks, and resources for historical research.

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The poster above is an example of one of JMRL’s Black History Month events. This event will be at the Northside Library and more information can be found by visiting JMRL’s Facebook page.

 

January Job Fair at Northside

The Northside Library will be hosting its monthly Job Fair with Virginia Career Works on Wednesday, January 22 from 2-5pm.

The Job Fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to sit down one-on-one with representatives from more than 20 local employers, including the University of Virginia, National Ground Intelligence Center, Boar’s Head, Goodwill, United States Census 2020, RMC Events, and many more.

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In the days leading up to the event, attendees are encouraged to visit Career Works, the Downtown Job Center, or the Albemarle County Job Center for help preparing or writing a resume.

Before the Job Fair begins at 2pm, don’t miss out on the job fair etiquette workshop at 1pm.

This event is for ages 16 and older. For more information, visit the JMRL website at www.jmrl.org.