The organization was originally part of the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, but became an independent non-profit in 2010.  The organization receives funding from several sources, including the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority, the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has granted StreamWatch "Level 3" status, which means its reports are accepted and used in state water quality assessments.
2011 land use report
A land use study conducted by StreamWatch that was released in October 2011 reported that 70 percent of streams in the Rivanna River Basin are impaired according to water quality standards set by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  The study cost $330,000 and was conducted with the help of over 120 volunteers. 
Board of Directors
- John Ince, Chair
- Jill Meyer, Vice Chair
- Alyson Sappington, Treasurer
- George W. Barlow III, Secretary
- Martha Hodgkins
- Bill Kittrell
- John Murphy
Former executive directors
- Web. Contact, StreamWatch, retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Web. Most Rivanna basin streams impaired, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 15, 2011, retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Web. StreamWatch director makes case for $10K in RWSA funding, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 23, 2013, retrieved April 24, 2013.
- Web. Resource Review - A Newsletter of the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District, Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District, October 2011, retrieved July 16, 2012.
- Web. StreamWatch Land Use Study, StreamWatch, October 15, 2011, retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Web. JAUNT to end bus service in Fluvanna, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, May 9 2012