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The environmental program of the TJPDC focuses primarily on regional issues, which have included sustainability, water resources, and solid waste. Much work has centered on the Rivanna River watershed, which comprises major portions of four of the PDC's six localities and is 95% contained within the planning district. This work began with and has built upon the TJPDC-sponsored Rivanna River Basin Roundtable and their seminal State of the Basin: 1998 report. Assistance with environmental planning for our localities is also offered and has resulted in such products as the Nelson County Wellhead Protection and Water Resources in Fluvanna County reports.


2014 Regional Recycling Rate Report Approved by DEQ

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste District's 2014 combined regional recycling rate of 42%. This is an improvement over last year's combined rate of 40%. The Solid Waste District is comprised of the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, and the City of Charlottesville. The region continues to see growth in the tonnages of single stream and mixed waste recycling categories and has now exceeded the statewide average recycling rate of 41% (2013). Click here for the 2014 Fact Sheet.

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Eco-Logical Implementation Grant

In 2013 TJPDC received a $250,000 grant from the Federal Highways Administration to expand its work on with the Eco-Logical process and the Regional Eco-Logical Framework tool. This grant focuses on using the tools previously developed by TJPDC to implement the Eco-Logical process to develop and identify capacity-building transportation improvements around the 250 Free Bridge crossing of the Rivanna River between Albemarle and Charlottesville. More information about the project can be found on the project web page.

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