Did you carve a glowing #pumpkin this year? After #Halloween, millions of #JackOLanterns end up in landfills and emit #scary levels of methane into our environment! Instead of tossing your pumpkins in the trash, join us on November 10th for the #GreatPumpkinSmash!
The #RivannaSolidWasteAuthority is hosting this pumpkin compost event at the #McIntireRecyclingCenter from 8:30AM-5:30PM where you can #SMASH your Jack O' Lantern in #compost bins, diverting organic waste from landfills and reducing #GHG emissions! More information about composting in the #Charlottesville area will be available at this event to help support your sustainability efforts!
Last week, James River Association education staff had an amazing find, discovering five young Atlantic sturgeon during an education program on the James River!
Finding young sturgeon that are too small to have migrated from a different river is incredibly important proof of successful spawning in the James River – a sign of positive momentum for the species. Don't worry - the juvenile sturgeon were immediately returned to the river and swam away safely.
We're Hiring! The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Conservation Technician. This full-time urban conservation technician position will focus on the District’s residential cost share programs, pipe inspections, septic assistance programs, erosion and sediment control plan review, GIS mapping and research, producing soils reports, and data management. While this position will primarily work on the urban programs, specific duties and program areas will vary based upon District needs and employee’s knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is under the supervision of the TJSWCD District Manager. Visit our website for a full job description and application: ...