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16th Annual Watershed Celebration Day - Registration Now Open - 7/15/14
posted by: Jami Thompson
16th Annual Watershed Celebration Day
West Virginia State Capitol
Culture Center’s Great Room
September 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Online Registration Now Open at: http://www.wvca.us/wvwn/wcdr.cfm 

Registration - Deadline to register is August 15th 

2014 Watershed Celebration Day will take place on September 8th in Charleston. You are invited to come to the Capitol to meet with your elected officials and learn more about source water protection (SB 373) – how it impacts your watershed and the important role the public will have in the process. A panel discussion will provide insight on how to get your community involved in this new statewide requirement. We will have lunch with our legislators, participate in a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources, and of course, we will award the 2014 WVWN watershed awards and recognize the Watershed Association of the Year. There will also be an opportunity to meet individually with your legislators to tell them about your work. If you would like to make an individual appointment to meet with your Senator or Delegate while you are here, contact information can be found at: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Senate1/roster.cfm and http://www.legis.state.wv.us/House/roster.cfm

Monday September 8, 2014
WV Culture Center’s Great Room

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and individually scheduled meetings with Legislators

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Welcome

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion on the Source Water Protection Law
Moderated by Angie Rosser, WV Rivers Coalition
• Evan Hansen, Downstream Strategies (invited)
• Bill Toomey, WV Health Department’s Source Water Protection Program (invited)
• Water Utility (TBD)

11:45 a.m. – Noon Break and Lunch Served

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch Speaker Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (invited)

12:15 p.m. -12:30 p.m. Legislative Updates
• Senate Majority Leader John Unger, Co-Chair, Commission on State Water Resources (invited)
• Delegate Mike Manypenny, Co-Chair, Commission on State Water Resources (invited)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. WVWN Awards

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Networking individually scheduled meetings with Legislators

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources Meeting
• Introduction of the WVWN
• Three Watershed Association presentations (TBD)
o Local issues for watersheds
o How watershed associations are working to protect watersheds
o Unmet challenges of Watershed Associations

• Questions and answers on needs and issues

Attachments: 4673.2014 WCD Registration Form.pdf
2014 WVWN Photo Contest - 4/7/14
posted by: Jami Thompson
The West Virginia Watershed Network (WVWN) is sponsoring a “People’s Choice” Photo Contest for 2014. The purpose of the contest is to give volunteers the opportunity to showcase the outstanding water quality work that is taking place within their watershed. A picture can be worth a thousand words. Good photographs can lend a helping hand to numerous projects; they strengthen publicity, make a newsletter more appealing, and reveal the beauty of a watershed. The top three winning photographs will be voted on by attendees and announced at the 16th Annual Watershed Celebration Day. All entries will be showcased on the WVWN web page photo gallery. Put those digital cameras to work and send in your jpg file entries by: August 15, 2014 to wrc@wvca.us.

Winning photographs will be posted in the 2014 Winter Water Net, scheduled for release on December 15, 2014 and announced on the WVWN web page.

Please see the attachment for additional details and guidelines.

Attachments: 4517_2014 WVWN Photo Contest.pdf
Stream Partners Yearbook on Web - 2/22/12
posted by: Jami Thompson

Stream Partners Yearbook on Web

The West Virginia DEP’s NonPoint Source Program has just published its 2010-2011 Stream Partners Yearbook. It can be located on the NonPoint Source Program website at http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/getinvolved/WSA_Support/Pages/StreamPartners.aspx  and on the West Virginia Conservation Agency’s website at http://www.wvca.us/stream.cfm.

West Virginia Stream Partners Program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Division of Forestry, the Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Conservation Agency. The program’s purpose us to support community groups that are dedicated to assuring that their local rivers and streams are safe for: swimming, fishing, recreation, public and commercial purposes and provide habitat for plant and animal life.

Seed grants, up to $5,000, are available each year to applicants that are willing to organize community members to plan and complete a watershed improvement project. Applications are available online at www.wvca.us/stream.cfm.

In September of 2010 the West Virginia Stream Partners Program awarded twenty-two local watershed associations grants of up to $5,000. These watershed volunteers spent the year coordinating their goals with those of state and federal agencies, local government and watershed stakeholders to implement projects that range from educational field days to on the ground stream restoration. Each of these organizations is very unique. Each has its own set of skills, abilities and obstacles.

The Stream Partners Program provides the volunteers with a small financial resource, technical support, and organizational skills.

The annual yearbook will highlight each association’s individuality and successes.

The West Virginia Stream Partners Program is truly a state-wide cooperative effort. Program support is provided by staff from each of the four partner agencies and the grant fund is an annual legislative appropriation.


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