CMC Members Meet with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance for Report Card Workshop

Just before February came to a close, CMC team members Caroline Donovan and Nathan Miller met with Rivanna Conservation Alliance staff members Julia Ela and Rachel Pence in Charlottesville, VA for a report card workshop. With approximately 50 monitoring stations and many years of data, the creation of highly engaging and data-driven communications products are key to the Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s mission to inform the public on issues of regional water quality and macroinvertebrate populations. Over the course of two days, we reviewed the process of data analysis for reports cards as well as report card design and content strategies. This included software work in ArcGIS and the Adobe Creative Suite. Workshop attendees also took time to enjoy the crisp, sunny weather during a stroll along the Rivanna itself! Visit the Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s webpage for more information about their work and access to their library of monitoring reports.
Above photo by Nathan Miller for CMC, 2020