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Restoration Spotlight: Protecting pollinators as important pieces of environmental puzzle -...
Educators at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, Maryland, understand this fact and work to teach others about the important role that pollinators?like
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16th Annual Watershed Celebration Day Award Winners Announced
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEVOTEMENT TO KEEPING OUR WATERS CLEAN AND IMPROVING OUR WONDERFUL STATE!CONGRATULATIONS VOLUNTEERS!
At the WV Culture Center in Charleston for the 2014 Watershed Celebration Day. An annual gathering of watershed groups from across the state. Right now, the groups are participating in a panel discussion about the new Source Water Protection Law. Later today, they'll be hearing from State Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley) and Delegate Mike Manypenny (D-Taylor) co-chairs of the WV Commission on State Water Resources.
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How cool is this? Earlier this year, fifth grade students at Petersburg Elementary participated in a contest to see who could design the best stormwater drain for the city. The purpose was to remind residents that anything that's dumped in the streets or on lawns can make its way into the South Branch River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. This fall, the city of Petersburg, located in the Potomac Valley CD, will install the new signs on 61 stormwater drains throughout the city. The winning design was done by Isaac Snyder, second place was Isaac Nazelrodt and third place was Jenna Burgess. The school was also highlighted by the U.S. Dept. of Education on their Green Ribbon Schools Best Practices Tour for 2014.
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Will YOU plant a tree for Groot? Vin Diesel challenges us to put more trees in the ground
Vin Diesel’s Plant A Tree For Groot Challenge Starting To Gain Steam
The “Plant A Tree For Groot” challenge has also been gaining momentum on Twitter with many expressing the hope it catches on.
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West Virginia Farm to School
Do you have kids in Kanawha County schools? 500 watermelons and cantaloupes delivered today! The melons were grown by FFA student farmer, Danielle Fogelsong. She rocked it!
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Environment Matters - August 2014: Honoring West Virginia's newest Green Ribbon Schools
Honoring West Virginia's newest Green Ribbon Schools - the U.S. Dept. of Education kicked off its annual Green Strides tour in West Virginia.
NRCS, WVU Extension Service and the Western Conservation District will hold a “hands-on” agronomic field day from 1-5 PM on September 23rd at Danny Foglesong’s farm in Gallipolis Ferry. The farm is 6.5 miles south of Pt. Pleasant on Rt. #2. The workshop will focus on potato production, drip line irrigation under plastic mulch and high tunnel management for West Virginia Farm to School application. Registration is not required. http://www.wvca.us/districts/upload/4731.pdf
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The third and final farm on the 2014 WV Conservation Farm of the Year Contest is Clearview Farm in Brooke County in the Northern Panhandle Conservation District. Kevin and RuLetta Minor operate a cow/calf operation on 174 acres. The Minor's have implemented several conservation practices and improved numerous resource concerns on the farm. As you can see from the three farms, the judges are going to have a difficult task in selecting a winner. The winner will be announced in October at the annual WV Conservation Awards & Recognition Banquet in Flatwoods. Stay tuned for more pictures of the final three farms.
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The second farm on the 2014 WV Conservation Farm of the Year is Butler Farms located in the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District. Bill and Todd Butler run their cattle, apple orchard and wildlife management area on 913 acres. The Butlers are very involved with the local FFA. They also host hunting trips for veterans through Walter Reed Hospital and the Wounded Warriors Program.
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The 2014 WV Conservation Farm Tour kicks off with Swift Level Land and Cattle in Lewisburg. Jennifer "Tootie" Jones operates her stocker cattle operation on 159 acres. Jones holds several educational events on her farm each year. For the past 16 years, she has held a children's educational series teaching them about conserving natural resources. Tomorrow the judges will visit Butler Farms in the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District.
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The Eastern Panhandle CD is having an Agriculture Field Day Saturday, September 13 from 3:00-7:30 p.m. in Berkeley Springs. Registration is $5 and includes a mouth watering fried chicken or pulled pork sandwich dinner and a raffle ticket for a door prize. The program will highlight best management practices that improve agricultural productivity and sustainability and what state and federal programs are available to help producers.
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What we're reading...http://www.bdtonline.com/news/article_57a1c2d0-29aa-11e4-86ed-0019bb2963f4.html
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Rahall tours Brush Creek watershed with NRCS staff
GLENWOOD — For nearly a half century, the city of Princeton was limited in its expansion plans due to the predictable, although irregular floods of Brush Creek. Noted Princeton Physician, Dr. Daniel Hale, led the effort to develop a flood-control system that tamed Brush Creek, enabling growth in the…
With U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Southern Conservation District and USDA-NRCS touring the Brush Creek watershed dams located in Mercer County. The WVCA and 13
Conservation Districts are responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of 170 watershed dams throughout the state. These dams provide more than $76 million in annual benefits to WV.
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Congratulations to this years Gilmer County Recipient of the 2014 West Fork Conservation District Scholarship
The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors selected Tonya LaCosta Lyons as the Gilmer County recipient of the 2014 West Fork Conservation District Scholarship. The district offers a one time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a High School Senior who plans to attend college or a technical school. One student from each of the four counties (Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, and Lewis) will be awarded this scholarship.
Tonya is the daughter of Rosey and David Lyons of Joes Run, Sand Fork and is currently enrolled as a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.
Please like our face book page at West Fork Conservation District to get more information about applying for the scholarship for this year’s High School Seniors who plan to attend college or a technical school.
West Fork Conservation Supervisors Jane Collins, and Larry Sponaugle presented Tonya LaCosta Lyons with a check for $1,000.