2021 District Programs

Equipment for Sale - 4/19/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Equipment for Sale

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is offering for sale by sealed bid the following equipment: 

#1   Brillion Cultipacker Seeder (SS8)
#2   Brillion Cultipacker Seeder (SS8)

The equipment will be sold in "as is" condition.  The equipment can be inspected by appointment at the Potomac Valley Conservation District facility located at 668 Hutter Road, Fisher, WV.  Please call #304-703-5090 with any questions.  Bids must include the bid amount (list bid amount for each piece of equipment separately), name, address and contact number.  Sealed bids must be labeled "Equipment Bid" and mailed or delivered to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757, by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm.  The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 



Conservation Poster Contest - 3/22/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

The District is sponsoring a Conservation Poster Contest.  The 2021 contest theme is:  "Healthy Forests / Healthy Communities"  The theme should be included on the poster. Poster size is 14” x 22” (half sheet of poster paper).  Entries will be accepted in the following categories: K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; and 10-12.  An entry form must be completed and attached to the back of the poster.  Entry deadline is May 26, 2021 and should be mailed or delivered to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757.  Contact the District office for additional information at #304-822-5174.

See attached entry form and contest information flyer

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Conservation Photo Contest - 3/22/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

The District is sponsoring a Conservation Photo Contest.  Entries will be accepted for both youth and adults and must be in one of the following categories: 

  • Conservation Practices
  • Close Up Conservation
  • Conservation In Action
  • Ag / Conservation Across America

An entry form must be submitted with each photo.  Entry deadline is May 26, 2021 and should be mailed to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757.  Contact the District office for additional information at #304-822-5174. 

See attached entry form and contest information flyer

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Sign Up for Lime Cost Share - 3/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Sign up for Lime Cost Share

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for cost share assistance on Lime.  The sign up period is 3/4/21 - 3/26/21 (as funding allows).  Applicants may apply for a maximum of 75 acres.  The cost share rate is 50% - with a maximum of $40 per ton - cost share payment not to exceed $20 per ton.  A current soil test (within past three years) is required with the application, as well as a farm map and w9 tax form.  The practice must be completed and invoices submitted by May 28, 2021 at 4 pm.  Offices are currently closed to the public.  Applications are available online - See Below, or can be requested by contacting the District office.  Completed applications can be Mailed to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757; or Emailed topvcd@wvca.us; or dropped in the mailbox located at the PVCD District office in Romney or the WVCA field office in Moorefield.  For additional information, please contact the PVCD office at #304-822-5174 or the WVCA Moorefield field office at #304-538-7581.  ** SEE APPLICATION ATTACHMENT BELOW

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Pasture Weed Management Pilot Program - 3/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Pasture Weed Management Pilot Program

The West Virginia Conservation Agency, the WVU Extension Service, and the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts are seeking five farms to participate in the Pasture Weed Management Pilot Program.  The purpose of this program is to develop and refine a process that may lead to a more inclusive statewide pasture weed management program.

The pilot will provide cost-share assistance for managing selected plant species in an integrated manner that will involve multiple practices, including, but not limited to, chemical herbicide control, mowing, and rotational grazing of livestock. Plant species like autumn olive, multiflora rose, Japanese barberry and stiltgrass, perilla mint and Canada thistle are some of the targets for management.   

Farmers who participate in the pilot will be asked to keep accurate records, enhance rotational grazing on their farm, follow a conservation plan, host educational events and more. In return, items available for cost-share would be temporary fencing and temporary watering systems, solar fence chargers, seeds, herbicide, equipment for rental such as no-till drills, mowers and sprayers, and more.      

One farm must be in each of the five participating conservation districts. These districts include: Potomac Valley (Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant and Pendleton counties), Southern (Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties), Elk (Braxton, Nicholas, Clay and Webster counties), Western (Mason, Jackson and Putnam counties) and Monongahela (Monongalia, Marion and Preston counties). Only five farms statewide will be eligible to participate in the pilot program. The hope, of course, is to use the findings from the pilot to have a much more expansive statewide pasture weed management program.  

Local farmers who operate within Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral and Pendleton Counties should contact the Potomac Valley Conservation District at #304-822-5174 for more information.  Application deadline is April 30, 2021.    ** SEE ATTACHED APPLICATION**

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Lime Sign Up - 3/5/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Sign up for Lime Cost Share

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for cost share assistance on Lime.  The sign up period is 3/4/21 - 3/26/21 (as funding allows).  Applicants may apply for a maximum of 75 acres.  The cost share rate is 50% - with a maximum of $40 per ton - cost share payment not to exceed $20 per ton.  A current soil test (within past three years) is required with the application, as well as a farm map and w9 tax form.  The practice must be completed and invoices submitted by May 28, 2021 at 4 pm.  Offices are currently closed to the public.  Applications are available online - See Below, or can be requested by contacting the District office.  Completed applications can be Mailed to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757; or Emailed topvcd@wvca.us; or dropped in the mailbox located at the PVCD District office in Romney or the WVCA field office in Moorefield.  For additional information, please contact the PVCD office at #304-822-5174 or the WVCA Moorefield field office at #304-538-7581.  ** SEE APPLICATION ATTACHMENT BELOW

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Tree Seedlings - 2/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

“It’s Time to Order TREES”

     The Potomac Valley Conservation District is now taking orders for tree seedlings.  A variety of evergreens, hardwoods and fruit trees are available.   Orders will be accepted until March 19, 2021, but we do recommend placing your order early to assure availability.   Tree pick up will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, between 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.  For more information, please contact the District office at 500 East Main St. Suite F  (Heritage Hills Office Building), in Romney; (304) 822-5174 or by email: pvcd@wvca.us .  Order forms are also available on our web page:  www.wvca.us/districts/pvcd.cfm .   **See Order Form Below**

**ALL TREES are SOLD OUT** 

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Sign Up for Fence / Water Facility - 2/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Sign up for Fence / Water Facility

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for the Fence and Watering Facility practice through the Chesapeake Bay Program.  The sign up period is 2/8/21 - 2/26/21 (as funding allows).  Applicants may apply for cost share assistance with the installation of divisional or exclusion fence and alternative watering facilities.  Applicants must submit an application, farm map and w9 tax form to PVCD by 4:00 pm on 2/26/21.  Completed applications can be Mailed to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757; or Emailed topvcd@wvca.us; or dropped in the mailbox located at the PVCD District office in Romney or the WVCA field office in Moorefield.  For additional information, please contact the PVCD office at #304-822-5174 or the WVCA Moorefield field office at #304-538-7581 or Ben Heavner at #304-590-1898.  ** SEE ATTACHED APPLICATION

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Sign up for Frost Seeding - 1/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

** Sign Up Deadline Extended Until January 22, 2021 **

Sign up for Frost Seeding

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for Frost Seeding.  The sign up period is 11/30/20 - 1/15/21 (as funding allows).  Applicants may apply for a maximum of 75 acres.  Cost share is $10.00 per acre with a maximum of $750.  A current soil test (within past three years) with a PH of 5.6 or above is required, as well as a farm map and w9 tax form.  Only legumes are acceptable for planting.  The practice must be completed by March 15, 2021 and invoices submitted by May 28, 2021 at 4 pm.  Completed applications can be Mailed to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757; or Emailed topvcd@wvca.us; or dropped in the mailbox located at the PVCD District office in Romney or the WVCA field office in Moorefield.  For additional information, please contact the PVCD office at #304-822-5174 or the WVCA Moorefield field office at #304-538-7581.  ** SEE ATTACHED APPLICATION

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Sign up for Summer Annual Seeding - 1/8/21
posted by: Nadene Jewell

** Sign Up Deadline Extended Until January 22, 2021 **

Sign Up for Summer Annual Seeding

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for the Summer Annual Seeding practice.  The sign up period is 11/30/20 - 1/15/21 (as funding allows)  Applicants may apply for a maximum of 50 acres.  Cost share is $50.00 per acre with a maximum of $2,500.  A current soil test (within past three years) with a PH of 5.6 or above, is required, as well as the farm map and w9 tax form.  A list of the approved varieties is on the application.  The practice must be completed by May 28, 2021 and invoices submitted by May 28, 2021 at 4 pm.  Completed applications can be Mailed to: Potomac Valley Conservation District; 500 East Main St., Suite F; Romney, WV  26757; or Emailed topvcd@wvca.us; or dropped in the mailbox located at the PVCD office in Romney or the WVCA field office in Moorefield. For additional information, please contact the PVCD office at #304-822-5174 or the WVCA Moorefield field office at #304-538-7581.  **SEE ATTACHED APPLICATION 

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