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Piedmont Group Sierra Club to Meet on Protecting Rivanna River

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Wednesday night, the Piedmont Group Sierra Club is taking a stand against pollution in the Rivanna River watershed and getting the green conversation going.  

The Sierra Club is inviting the public to the meeting. The group hopes to talk about how the waterway benefits the community and how to clean it up for future generations.

Robbi Savage, a member of the Rivanna Conservation Society, says pollution is clogging the Rivanna River. She will speak at Wednesday night's meeting.

She says this is a good time of year to take a look at our waterways.

"As we're getting into our summer, winter, summer months we want to go swimming, we want to make sure working together that we can guarantee or at least advise the community about the various places where they can swim and where they actually shouldn't be swimming," Savage said. 

Savage says the newly created stormwater utility fee for the city of Charlottesville will also be a hot topic at the discussion.  She says in the city of Charlottesville alone there is an estimated $10 million cost for fixing stormwater problems.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville.

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