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Friend's of the Cheat's Watershed Project Implementation Guide - 10/17/17
posted by: Jami Thompson

 Friend of the Cheat’s Watershed Project Implementation Guide is a ‘How-To’ manual for §319 project implementation. Its focus is acid mine drainage remediation but the steps are valuable for a wide variety of projects. WVDEP’s Watershed Improvement Branch has printed copies with a flash drive that includes additional resources not available in the pdf.

 Go to: http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/nonptsource/Pages/WPIG.aspx to learn more. Note: Only very limited quantities are available. 

WV Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements Guide 2017 - 10/13/17
posted by: Jami Thompson

 WEST VIRGINIA Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements Guide now available

The West Virginia Watershed Network recently updated its West Virginia Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements booklet.  Updates include the construction stormwater Notice of Intent, which should now be submitted 15 days prior to the start of activity rather than 10 days, and the Regional Landowner Stream Access Permit, which has been eliminated and replaced with an interagency MOU that outlines the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit and 401 certification process for individual landowners assisted by the West Virginia Conservation Agency.  Changes to the DNR stream activity permit have also occurred since the original publication. 

Contact information, web links, and permit fees have all been updated.  Other permits included in the booklet are floodplain permits and NEPA.  A link to a brochure detailing the types of debris removal that can be done without a permit and what activity needs a permit can also be found in the guide. 

Questions or comments can be directed to wrc@wvca.us or Teresa Koon, WV DEP at Teresa.m.koon@wv.gov or 3014-926-0499 ext. 1020.

Attachments: 24366_WV Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements Guide 2017 2.doc
Removal of Wood Debris... Your Questions Answered - 6/30/17
posted by: Jami Thompson

 The West Virginia Conservation Agency can provide technical assistance and oversight to landowners who wish to remove stream blockages from their property.


To report a blockage, call

1-866-UC-Flood (823-5663)


* See attachment for more information on the removal of wood debris.


Attachments: 21224.Wood Debris Removal Brochure.pdf
Protecting Wetlands, Streams, Lakes, Tidal Waters & Wells from the Impacts of Land Development - 1/29/16
posted by: Jami Thompson

 A new web resource shows neighborhood, watershed and environmental advocates how to win the use of highly-effective aquatic resource protection measures for shopping centers, townhouse projects, highways and other land development proposals: ceds.org/aquatic.

For more than 40 years CEDS has been helping citizens win cases from Hawaii to Maine.  The new web resource is a compilation of all the best practices used by the government agencies, advocates, attorneys and other experts we’ve worked with in hundreds of cases across the nation.

Of course by aquatic resources we mean wells and other groundwater resources, wetlands, streams, rivers, lakes and tidal waters.  Impact prevention measures include innovative negotiating techniques that frequently produce success at a fraction of the usual cost.  Prevention measures also include strategies for improving compliance with aquatic resource protection laws by enhancing public support for enforcement agencies.

Through this web resource we explain how you can determine if a development project is utilizing the very best practices for:

  • minimizing construction phase sediment pollution;
  • saving sufficient watershed forest and buffers to preserve sensitive resources;
  • highly-effective stormwater runoff control measures;
  • preventing sewerline leaks;
  • minimizing wastewater treatment plant impacts; and
  • preparing your own watershed growth management plan.

The new web resource can be viewed at: ceds.org/aquatic.

Organizing a Watershed Partnership - 5/11/15
posted by: Jami Thompson

 Organizing a Watershed Partnership is a document for people who want to begin the process of building a local partnership to help protect their watershed. The document will not solve all of your problems. It is designed to provide general guidelines for going through the process of building voluntary partnerships, developing a watershed management plan, and implementing that plan. Because each watershed is unique, there may be sections that do not apply to your particular situation. 

Attachments: 6058_OrganizingWatershedPartnerships.pdf
Watershed Organizational Structure - 5/11/15
posted by: Jami Thompson

Attachments: 6057_Watershed_Organization_Structure.pdf
Steps of Organizing a Watershed Association - 5/11/15
posted by: Jami Thompson

Attachments: 6056_Organizing_Steps.pdf
EPA Healthy Watersheds Fact Sheet - 6/6/12
posted by: Jami Thompson

Attachments: 3417_Healthy Watersheds.pdf
Hands On Experiments To Test For Acid Mine Drainage 2nd Edition - 2/9/09
posted by: Jami Thompson
This is a series of experiments about acid mine drainage, geared towards a middle school to early high school grade level. 

See attachment.
Attachments: 1597_Handson_AMDExperiments.pdf
WV's Potomac Basin Yellow Pages - 9/17/07
posted by: Jami Thompson
WV's Potomac Basin Yellow Pages ~ Printable / Downloadable version.

A listing of local and state government offices, watershed groups and nonprofits that might be useful for people who are interested in different aspects of reducing pollution to local streams.

The intended audience is people in the 8-county region of the Potomac Basin.

Attachments: 1005_PB Yellowpage updated8_23_07.pdf
WV Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements - 8/13/07
posted by: Jami Thompson

In March of 2007, the West Virginia Watershed Network (WVWN) sponsored a statewide forum to discuss permits required when conducting remedial work in or adjacent to West Virginia Streams and Wetlands. Representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies, who regulate and permit such activities, gave presentations on the different permitting processes. At the conclusion of the forum, it was the WVWN’s goal to prepare a single document that briefly described all the various stream disturbance permits and make that available in electronic form to the public. Please click on attachment for final version.

The WVWN wishes to thank all those that contributed time and energy in helping to prepare this document and hope it proves to be a helpful tool for anyone performing remedial work around West Virginia streams and wetlands.

Attachments: 966.WV Stream Disturbance Permitting Requirements Guide.doc
Stream and Wetlands - West Virginia Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification - 7/20/07
posted by: Jami Thompson
A Guide to West Virginia's Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for WV's Streams and Wetlands
Attachments: 931_rb-cwa 627.pdf
Stream Restoration After Flooding - 7/20/07
posted by: Jami Thompson
A Quick Guide on Emergency Flood-Related In-Stream Work
Attachments: 930_Strm Rstoratn after Flooding.pdf


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