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.

Belly Bumps & Babes program

Learn more about late pregnancy, birth, and postpartum with Cindy Fargo of Honeybee Doula Services, LLC at the Greene County Library.

The first of the four-part series will be held on January 4 from 9:30-11:30am, focusing on realistic choices and expectations about birth.

Fargo is a professionally trained and certified doula (DONA-Doulas of North America) who provides education, support and care to moms and families living in the greater Charlottesville area.

Belly Bumps & Babes program

“Empowering and encouraging young parents to make well-informed, intentional choices about their own healthcare and, of course, about their children’s healthcare is so important,” Fargo said.

Fargo not only wishes to help the parents-to-be who attend the discussion, but also hopes they carry the conversation further to build a stronger community and support other families.

“My hope is to broach these kinds of topics and open the conversation so it will spark further investigation, questioning and forethought,” she said.

The remaining discussions will be held on February 1, March 7, and April 4.

To learn more about Belly Bumps and Babes, visit www.jmrl.org.