Monday, May 22, 2017

Seeking volunteers for reservoir/river cleanup on June 3

"My name is Kristin Bartschi and I'm a volunteer with The Nature Conservancy. TNC is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to hold a Clean the Bay Day in the Charlottesville area on Saturday, June 3rdI'm reaching out to you to see if CVille Paddlers would be interested in volunteering for this event. (The Reservoir cleanup site is kayak/canoe friendly!) An event description and link to register is below. 

Clean the Bay Day, Saturday, June 3: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners throughout the Commonwealth invite you to help save the Bay by picking up shoreline, waterway, and watershed litter during the 29th Annual Clean the Bay Day on June 3, 2017. Join thousands of fellow Virginians in removing unhealthy debris from cherished waterways throughout the Commonwealth. By boat or on foot, gather your family, friends, neighbours, groups, and co-workers for a fun day and a worthwhile way to help Save the Bay.

Find a location and register to help here.

Nature Conservancy sponsored locations:
o   Charlottesville and Rivanna River Watershed
§  Meadow Creek - 10 volunteers needed
§  Riverview Park to Free Bridge - 10 volunteers needed
§  Pollocks Branch at Elliot Ave - 25 volunteers needed
§  Reservoir (kayak/canoes welcome) - 5 volunteers needed

Any help you can give to spread the word about this volunteer event is appreciated! 
All the best,

Send an email to volunteer {at] cvillepaddlers-dot-com if you would like to help and if there are enough people I'll sign us up.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Race 2017 Results & Recap

A HUGE thank you to all who came out to support the 2017 race last Saturday, May 13.

The official results have been finalized and published on the website at:
or simply review them below.

Race video:

If you have photos or videos you'd like to share, please contact us.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rivanna River Race update

Update: 7:48pm Friday...The race section was paddled after work and it is clear of obstacles! Flow and level is normal for this time of year and there are still a few rocks that can be bumped.  Just a couple things to note that will be covered at the safety briefing at the starting line. River is at a good level, the water is clear, and we'll have a great morning on the river tomorrow!  Come on out!!

As of now the race is still a "go" for Saturday.  The river level is near perfect!

The Race Coordinator is monitoring the weather closely and will make an announcement here if anything changes.

Rain is in the forecast but unless there is lightning at race time or the river rises to remarkably high levels, we will run this race in the rain.

Please note, Rivanna River Company is providing a free shuttle BEFORE the race from Darden Towe Park back to the starting line, so get there early enough to drop your boat and gear at the starting line and take your car to Darden Towe Park and catch a shuttle back.

Alternatively, we always have volunteers who will drive you back to the starting line to get your car after the race.

Friday 5/17 update, 9:20am. ~~Still a "go"~~
Word from the Race Coordinator:
"We'll go rain or shine with two, 'No Go' reasons:

1. If there are thunder storms close by with lightning

2  If the river is above 2-3 ft above normal spring flow.  Right now, it looks OK."

River level, 9:20am Friday, May 12, Palmyra. 712cfs-A great level!

The race route