The Watershed Resource Center focuses it's energy and resources towards providing training, information transfer, and assistance to the numerous local watershed associations and groups that are forming throughout West Virginia.
Development of the resources needed by the watershed groups, agencies, and others, both physical and web based, are a high priority. Specific training and education identified by local groups as necessary to understand their watershed and non-point source impacts and solutions available to them is provided.
The Watershed Resource Center provides training and information transfer on:
Waterbody Improved: Waste from agricultural production and the presence of livestock in riparian areas degraded water quality in Kitchen Creek. As a result, the stream was placed on the 2006 Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) list as impaired for fecal coliform. The West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) developed and implemented a watershed-based plan to address the problem through practices such as limiting livestock access to the stream and constructing waste storage facilities. Water quality has generally improved in response to this restoration work; bacteria levels have decreased and habitat conditions have improved.
See the Kitchen Creek Success Story on US EPA's Nonpoint Source Success Stories: West Virginia
Learn more about rain barrels and other Water Conservatin ideas from our Rain Barrel Workshop Video HERE.
For more information, Contact the West Virginia Conservation Agency's Watershed Resource Center at:
Funding is/was provided through Section 319 from the US EPA.