Publications

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association publishes a newsletter four times each year (once per season) featuring upcoming events, updates from meetings and workshops, reports on our stream monitoring program and other topics of interest to our membership and supporters of the Cowpasture River watershed. Follow the links below to read our most recent issues:

2017 Newsletters

Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2017

2016 Newsletters

Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016
Winter 2016

Click here for archived issues.

We also collaborate with federal, state, and other conservation partners to produce studies and reports on the Cowpasture River and related water resource issues.  A selection of those publications can be found below:

The Roanoke Times, June 21, 2017: "Environmental groups: Justification for Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline has 'eroded'"

Downstream Strategies, August 18, 2016: Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies

Cowpasture River Fish Community Assessment 2014 Report

Cowpasture River Fish Community Assessment 2013 Report

Warm Springs Cowpasture River Conservation Area Plan March 2003

We also make sure that our monitors are utilizing state water quality methods.  Some of these methods are outlined in the below publications:

VA DEQ Coliscan Training Manual
Va Save Our Streams Monitors Checklist

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Previous Articles for Issues in Water Resources Stewardship

The following articles are part of a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the CRPA (and published in The Recorder). The goal of the series is to create awareness among students, citizens and  officials of the critical need to protect our surface and groundwater resources, and to stimulate interest in progressive stewardship. 

Article 1: Watershed 9-4-14

Article 2: Surface Waters 10-2-14 

Article 3: Ground Water 11-13-14

Article 4: Springs 12-11-14

Article 5: Karst Sinkholes 1-2-15

Article 6: Losing Streams, Caves, and Springs 2-19-15