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:

Click the cover to read the Summer 2021 edition of The River Runs.

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2019 Newsletters

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Winter 2019 addendum: Purple Loosestrife Infestation Maps

2018 Newsletters

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2017 Newsletters

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2016 Newsletters

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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:

Washington Post, July 5, 2020 – Energy companies Abandon Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission, June 9, 2020 – Get To Know The Upper James River Watershed: Cowpasture River Edition

Radford University Department of Geospatial Science, 2019 – Predicting The Potential Future Spread of Lythrum salicaria Using GIS and Remote Sensing in the Allegheny Highlands, Virginia

Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI), March 9, 2018 – The Seven Steps of Incident Investigation In the Event the Pipeline Goes Forward

Downstream Strategies, February 21, 2018 – Threats to Water Quality from Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Crossings in Virginia

The Daily Progress, The News Virginian, January 30, 2018: Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging FERC Approval of Pipeline

lHuffington Post, September 14, 2017: West Virginia Revokes Approval Of Mountain Valley Pipeline As Legal Terrain Shifts

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
Virginia Save Our Streams Monitor’s Checklist