Green happenings: Charlottesville environmental news and events

Green happenings: Charlottesville environmental news and events

Each week, C-VILLE’s Green Scene page takes a look at local environmental news. The section’s bulletin board has information on local green events and keeps you up to date on statewide happenings. Got an event or a tip you’d like to see here and in the paper? Write us at

Extra, extra: The Rivanna Trail Foundation newsletter is back, after a two-year absence. The current newsletter covers upcoming events like work parties and the January Teddy Bear Hike, and additions to the trail like new bridges. The newsletter is sent to members and e-mail contacts, and can also be found in PDF form on the Rivanna Trails foundation website.

Save your water: Last week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a drought watch advisory for the middle James River basin region, which includes the city of Charlottesville counties of and Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties. Everyone is encouraged to take extra voluntary steps to conserve water.

Over the hill: This year marks the Piedmont Environmental Council’s 40th birthday. In 1972, PEC’s founders drafted its Articles of Incorporation; current PEC employees say the words are “strikingly relevant in today’s world,” and they look forward to another 40 years of carrying out its mission.