His Dedication to Clean Water Goes Back to Childhood

Physical limitations didn’t keep Alvin Rucker from leading a team and overseeing projects to protect water quality in his childhood river

His Dedication to Clean Water Goes Back to Childhood

Steve Dunn, assistant superintendent, remembers Alvin Rucker as “an excellent example of lifelong dedication to preserving the environment through hard work and perseverance.”

For nearly all his life, Alvin Rucker has been committed to cleaning up the James River and preserving its quality for future generations.

He recalls swimming and fishing in the river as a boy growing up in Amherst County, Virginia, above the polluted areas downstream from a dam...

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