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RWSA Explains Efforts To Protect Wetlands

RWSA Explains Efforts To Protect Wetlands

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is trying to protect wetlands at two local sites. The authority has planted 2700 trees and shrubs on Franklin Street, which is part of the Moore’s Creek basin. Water Resources Manager Andrea Terry (pictured)  says the RWSA is also planting trees and shrubs around Buck Mountain in the northwest corner of Albemarle County. The projects are required by Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Meanwhile, the University of Virginia rowing teams will keep using the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The RWSA has agreed to let these student-athletes use the reservoir through 2015.