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                     To provide for and promote the protection
                     and conservation of West Virginia's
                     soil, land, water and related resources
                      for the health, safety and general welfare
                     of the state's citizens.


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SCC Meeting

View the notice and agenda for the State Conservation Committee meeting to be held January 13, 2015 (10:30am) at WVCA Headquarters, Guthrie.

(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:20:21 +0000)


The Charleston Gazette | Volunteers upgrade outhouse featuring state’s best view
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Thanks to an army of volunteers, the mountaintop privy said to provide users with the state’s “best view from an outhouse” according to Jeanne Mozier’s guidebook “Way Out in West Virginia” has been replaced with a larger and more durable model.

Great read about rain gardens and their benefit in reducing stormwater runoff.

(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:20:34 +0000)

Great read about rain gardens and their benefit in reducing stormwater runoff.


Far-flowing reach - Lawn & Landscape
www.lawnandlandscape.com
Rain gardens are coming into demand for their environmental benefits.

(Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:19:20 +0000)


The Charleston Gazette | DEP kicks off plans to restore Coal River
www.wvgazette.com
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — The state Department of Environmental Protection has committed $1 million to plan and begin a stream restoration project targeting the main stem of the Coal River from Alum Creek to its confluence with the Kanawha River at St. Albans, according to the DEP and the Coal River Group…

Are you a farmer? Do you have livestock? If you answered yes, be sure to registe...

(Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:48:59 +0000)

Are you a farmer? Do you have livestock? If you answered yes, be sure to register for the 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference in Morgantown March 13-14. The conference will benefit new and seasoned producers by providing an opportunity for all attendees to gain knowledge and information on how to enhance their current operations. There will be informative presentations and demonstrations of interest to those with cattle, goats, and sheep. Visit www.grazeappalachia.org to view the draft agenda and register.


Appalachian Grazing Conference
www.grazeappalachia.org
Registration is open for the 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference which takes place March 13 & 14, 2015 at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown, WV. To register, please visit the registration page.

(Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:38:05 +0000)

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West Virginia Conservation Agency Watershed Resource Center

This is a request to help spread the word on our Southern BC vacancy. We are still interviewing and I would greatly appreciate any networking you could do to recruit candidates for our Southern Basin Coordinator. The position is housed in the Oak Hill DEP Office. We are looking for a person with a passion for WV rivers and streams who has experience working with watershed organizations, non-profits or volunteers. Grant writing and project development experience are a plus. Postings to Facebook pages would be helpful too. We will be requesting a new Register January 2nd so this gives people an opportunity to go to the DOP Website and get on the ERS 2 register. Please feel free to forward this. I am happy to answer questions. THANKS!Jennifer PauerWatershed Basin Coordinator601 57th St SECharleston, WV 25304(304) 926-0499 ext 1038Jennifer.Pauer@wv.gov

We are finishing up a Streambank Stabilization Project at Camp Dawson in Kingwoo...

(Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:44:03 +0000)

We are finishing up a Streambank Stabilization Project at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. Articulated Concrete Block is used in the stabilization of the stream bank along the Cheat River. ACBs are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also allow vegetation to flourish


Camp Dawson Project

Articulated Concrete Block is used in the stabilization of the stream bank along the Cheat River. ACBs are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also allow vegetation to flourish.

This project was recently Installed at a highly visible site at the Municipal pa...

(Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:41:32 +0000)

This project was recently Installed at a highly visible site at the Municipal parking lot on Main Street in Moorefield. PaveDrain offers an attractive solution for reducing stormwater runoff.


PaveDrain Parking Lot Project

The Hardy County RDA, in cooperation with the West Virginia Conservation agency, is working collaboratively to develop the new downtown Moorefield Historic District Community Parking Lot and Town Square. This large project is utilizing some of the newest and most innovative products to manage the stormwater from the parking area. The Pave Drain system is an pervious Articulated Block System (ACB) that allows water to infiltrate and be stored in a patented arched reservoir to maximize onsite stormwater capacity during extreme storm events thereby reducing the potential for pollution runoff. For more on this product, visit: http://www.pavedrain.com/pavedrain-difference/

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(Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:23:56 +0000)

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Six food traditions from across the Chesapeake Bay - Chesapeake Bay Program
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Six food traditions from across the Chesapeake Bay - Chesapeake Bay Program

Check out the latest issue of The Conservationist. In this issue you can read ab...

(Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:39:58 +0000)

Check out the latest issue of The Conservationist. In this issue you can read about how a new limestone production facility is benefiting farmers and find out about the upcoming 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference. You can also sign-up to receive The Conservationist directly to your inbox. http://ow.ly/F9dOP


WVCA - Home
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The Conservationist is filled with information about upcoming events and WVCA projects around the state. • December Issue • Subscribe to receive...

(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:40 +0000)


Butler Farms wins state conservation award - Journal News | News, sports, jobs, community...
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INWOOD — Butler Farms may look different from when it began in 1919, but the love of farming and care for the land has been a consistent trait passe...

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:21:58 +0000)


Timeline Photos
All right high school students its time to get your creativity on! Compete in this student video contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Check out the flyer or visit www.worldof7billion.org for more information.

(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:15:34 +0000)


Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish
www.wowktv.com
Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with...



WVWRC

Watershed Resource Center

The Watershed Resource Center focuses its energy toward providing training, information transfer, and assistance to the numerous local watershed associations and groups that are forming throughout West Virginia.

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West Virginia Watershed Network

WVWN

The West Virginia Watershed Network is a group of state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit groups, committed to providing resources for watershed management in West Virginia.

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WV Chesapeake Bay Program
— Restoring local streams and the Chesapeake Bay

WV Chesapeak Bay ProgramWelcome to the home of West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Initiative.

This site is intended to serve as a resource to all those interested in how West Virginia is doing its part to help restore local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Agriculture and WV Division of Forestry are the lead agencies charged with carrying out these program goals. The Conservation Fund- Freshwater Institute and Cacapon Institute are also contracted and serving as technical resources. Contact us; get involved now!

 

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To provide for and promote the protection and conservation of West Virginia's soil, land,
water and related resources for the health, safety and general welfare of the state's citizens.

State Conservation Agency Executive Director:
Brian Farkas

State Conservation Committee Chairman:
Walt Helmick

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