Founded by the TJSWCD in 2003, the Thomas Jefferson Water Resources Protection Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit subsidiary of the TJSWCD, and is governed by its own Board of Directors
who are appointed by the local governing bodies of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson Counties,
the City of Charlottesville and by the TJSWCD Board of Directors. The Foundation Board ensures that the interests of all member localities are adequately represented. The Board receives, administers and disburses funds to ensure that the District will be able to meet the long term administrative and custodial duties of holding easements in perpetuity. The financial resources of the Foundation are acquired through easement holding fees and other contributions.
The Foundation also seeks and facilitates the donation of easements, recommends new conservation easements to the TJSWCD Board of Directors, ensures easement documents address all legal requirements and satisfy the interests of all parties, performs easement stewardship responsibilities (annual inspections, landowner compliance, landowner education, etc.) through a contractual arrangement with TJSWCD for District staff time, and provides coordination with local governments to assure proposed easements are consistent with the long term planning goals of each locality.
The Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly, on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the TJSWCD Charlottesville office. (Since meetings may sometimes need to be rescheduled, please contact the TJSWCD to confirm a particular meeting date and time, or check our website calendar.)