|WVWN Shale Gas Monitoring Meeting - 2/18/14|
|posted by: Jami Thompson|
WV Watershed Network
Shale Gas Monitoring Meeting
Thursday, March 20th 2014
Westvaco Natural Resources Center
RSVP REQUIRED see below
Goals of the Meeting:
1. Provide tools to take back to job or watershed
2. Get people surveying for the same things
3. Brainstorm ideas on identifying problems
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Introduction to ALLARM Protocol – Julie Vastine
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Visual Assessment and Database WVU WRI – Melissa ONeal
11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Trout Unlimited Protocol – Jamie Holmes
12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Discussion – How do we coordinate techniques and data
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch - Sponsored by WV Save Our Streams
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Hands on monitoring techniques – Watershed Associations bring your own sample to test
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Open Discussion - Emphasis on Watershed Groups; What has been useful? What are the regional concerns, etc.
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. When you have a concern- How to accurately report, when to report, who to report to and permit information – John King, DEP Environmental Advocate
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. We will need a count for lunch. Location is a bit remote so lunch will be available onsite only.
|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.