Merger of Two Watershed Environmental Groups Expands Conservation Work

The Rivanna Conservation Society and StreamWatch, two watershed groups focusing on stream health and water quality in the Rivanna River basin of central Virginia, committed to consolidating into a single organization after sharing a significant history of partnership with complementary missions and work efforts. The Rivanna Conservation Alliance was established as the result of the merger of the two organizations. Since the merger, the organization has integrated and expanded existing conservation programs and created new ones, including additional water quality monitoring and research projects. A grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded a portion of the one-time costs for the collaboration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $7,500

Year Granted: 2016

Grantee: Rivanna Conservation Society

Location: VA - Virginia

Grantee Website: Rivanna Conservation Alliance