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SCC Meeting

View the notice and agenda for the State Conservation Committee meeting to be held April 14, 2015 (10:30am) at WVCA Headquarters, Guthrie.

The first meeting to revitalize the West Virginia Environmental Educator's netwo...

(Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:23:52 +0000)

The first meeting to revitalize the West Virginia Environmental Educator's network is happening now! The mission of the WVEEA: " to work to advance environmental education and support environmental educators in the Mountain State."For more info or to get involved with this great network of educators all over the state, contact Kim Maxwell Kimberly.a.maxwell@wv.gov

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West Virginia Environmental Education Association

Initial Revitalize WVEEA leadership team meeting.If you are not here and you should be, message us!!

(Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:16:41 +0000)


District Dash
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The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (EPCD) District Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk is meant to encourage healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the l…

Do you live in the Elks Run Watershed in Jefferson County and want to beautify y...

(Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:09:52 +0000)

Do you live in the Elks Run Watershed in Jefferson County and want to beautify your yard while improving your stormwater footprint? Check this program out and be sure to contact the EPCD office for more information. Applications are due by April 20, 2015.


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Do you live in the Elks Run Watershed and want to beautify your yard while improving your stormwater footprint? Check this program out and be sure to contact the office for more information. Applications are due by April 20, 2015.

(Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:06:27 +0000)


Beckley, WV Rain Barrel Program - Rain Barrel Program
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Ivy rain barrel, Rain Water Solutions

EVENT: Come attend the 2015 Mineral County Master Gardeners Spring Gardening EXP...

(Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:40:09 +0000)

EVENT: Come attend the 2015 Mineral County Master Gardeners Spring Gardening EXPO Saturday, April 11 from 7:30AM-12:30PM in Keyser, WV. GREAT TOPICS include: Living off the Grid, Rain Barrels presented by the WVCA, Birding, Fruit trees, Food preservation, Square foot gardening, composting and MORE. Click the pic to register or call 304-788-3621 Space is limited!

DEADLINE to Register: Mar. 30.

The first 15 people to register for WVCA's rain barrel class get a free rain barrel AND hardware kit! AND we'll put it together in class!


(Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:16:39 +0000)


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Kicking off day two of the 2015 AGC with a brief update from West Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick followed by a presentation from Keynote Speaker Jim Gerrish.

(Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:16:43 +0000)


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We've got a full house for Keynote speaker Jim Gerrish's presentation on "How Do I Know When To Start Grazing?".

If your at the 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference in Morgantown be sure to stop...

(Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:40:08 +0000)

If your at the 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference in Morgantown be sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall and say hello.


PAID INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: Are you currently enrolled in an agriculture or scien...

(Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:58 +0000)

PAID INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: Are you currently enrolled in an agriculture or science-related field of study in college? Ever wanted to know what it would be like to work in conservation in the field and get paid for it? Boost your resume and earn money this summer by helping West Virginia's farmers put nutrient management plans on the ground! Click here to learn more and apply for the Martinsburg-based position: http://wvca.us/employment.cfm


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The Nature Conservancy's West Virginia Field Office is looking for a Conservatio...

(Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:23:55 +0000)

The Nature Conservancy's West Virginia Field Office is looking for a Conservation Practitioner to lead work teams and supervise staff to ensure objectives of the Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area field crew are being met. For more information and to view the job posting please follow the link http://ow.ly/Kc4rq

The top 3 winners of the City of Romney's drain sign design contest for the 5th...

(Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:54:35 +0000)

The top 3 winners of the City of Romney's drain sign design contest for the 5th grade class at Romney Elementary were chosen this week! The 1st place winner is Kaitlyn Hartman, 2nd place Madison Mathias, and 3rd place is Austin Taylor. These three students will see their designs on storm drains throughout Romney by spring!
The purpose of this project, funded through a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Program, is to help keep the South Branch River clean, by encouraging people to be mindful that what goes into storm drains goes straight into the South Branch River, and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. The drain labels will be adhered to the concrete next to all of the highly visible storm drains on main streets where people will see them.
The five judges who determined the winners were Romney Mayor Dan Hileman, Romney City Council Members Dennis Morris and Jamey Rinker, the Potomac Valley Conservation District’s Hampshire County Supervisor John Hicks, along with Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s representative, Chris Strovel.

(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:11:11 +0000)

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Tygarts Valley Conservation District

Just a reminder that next Thursday, the 12th, we host our third Eat & Reap dinner event in 2015. Please call our office at 304-457-3026 or the Randolph County Extension office at 304 636-2455 to RSVP by Monday, March 9th.The Tygarts Valley Conservation District and the WVU Ext. Offices will be hosting an educational "Eat & Reap" dinner meeting on Thursday, March 12th at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5.00 per person. The meeting will begin at 7:15 PM and the cost of attending only the meeting is free.The topic of the dinner is "Heifer Development" and will be presented by Dr. Kevin Shaffer, Extension Assistant Professor with the WVUES and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. The presentation will discuss nutritional management in developing heifers and the impact on reproduction and lifetime productivity.

Are you interested in becoming a Southern Conservation District Supervisor repre...

(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:37:20 +0000)

Are you interested in becoming a Southern Conservation District Supervisor representing Fayette County? Are you a landowner living in Fayette County? Are you an active or retired farmer with five years experience? Do you have a strong interest in the conservation of West Virginia's natural resources? If so, you may qualify to become a Southern Conservation District Supervisor. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2015. For more information contact the SCD office at 253-0261. http://ow.ly/d/32EJ


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Have you been thinking of installing a rain barrel at your house? The Beckley Sa...

(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:06:34 +0000)

Have you been thinking of installing a rain barrel at your house? The Beckley Sanitary Board is offering discounted 50-gallon rain barrels for limited time (see post below). Better hurry, they go fast!

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West Virginia Conservation Agency Watershed Resource Center

Piney Creek Watershed Association has partnered with The Beckley Sanitary Board to offer discounted 50-gallon rain barrels for a limited time. Don’t miss this great opportunity, purchase today and pickup between April 13th and 17th! The barrels are priced at $75.00. Normal retail prices is $129.00 The Ivys come with everything the homeowner needs to assemble, collect and use rainwater, and can easily be daisy chained with no added cost – all components included, even a 6’ long overflow hose! Deadline to order online is April 5 at 11 pm. The barrels will be available for pick up between April 13th and 17th (between 8 am and 5 pm each day). Pick up location will be Beckley Sanitary Board at 301 South Heber Street, Beckley, WV. For more information, please call 304-228-1680.

Are you a farmer with livestock? Do you want to know how to improve your land an...

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:07 +0000)

Are you a farmer with livestock? Do you want to know how to improve your land and increase profits? If so, then this event is for you.


Grazing conference planned in Morgantown
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The 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference, “The Dollars and $ense of Grazing,” will be held March 13 and 14 at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown, W.Va.

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:33:13 +0000)

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Northern Panhandle Conservation District

Join us for the 6th Annual Women in Agriculture Day in Moundsville, WV. This years speakers feature Raised Bed Gardening, Risk Management, AgrAbility, Rain Barrels, and much more! The day starts with registration at 8:30 A.M. and will wrap up by 3:30 P.M. Registration is $5. To register, please call 304-242-0576 ext. 122 and speak with Joy Riggle or leave your address and we will send a registration form. We hope you will join us on May 19th!

Do you need some inspiration or ideas for your yard this spring? If so, check ou...

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:32:07 +0000)

Do you need some inspiration or ideas for your yard this spring? If so, check out this event!


WVU Extension Service - Kanawha County | Master Gardeners | West Virginia University
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The West Virginia University Extension Service Master Gardener Program is a volunteer educational program meeting the horticultural needs of everyday West Virginians. The program trains volunteers, utilizing their expertise to teach others more about plants, their culture, their importance to the en…

Stream Partners

The Stream Partner Program is a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, and the Division of Natural Resources. The program is housed within the DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management.
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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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