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                     To provide for and promote the protection
                     and conservation of West Virginia's
                     soil, land, water and related resources
                      for the health, safety and general welfare
                     of the state's citizens.


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NRCS, WVU Extension Service and the Western Conservation District will hold a “h...

(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:13:18 +0100)

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

The third and final farm on the 2014 WV Conservation Farm of the Year Contest is...

(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:37:42 +0100)

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.


The second farm on the 2014 WV Conservation Farm of the Year is Butler Farms loc...

(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:04 +0100)

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.


The 2014 WV Conservation Farm Tour kicks off with Swift Level Land and Cattle in...

(Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:26:40 +0100)

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.


The Eastern Panhandle CD is having an Agriculture Field Day Saturday, September...

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:18:23 +0100)

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.


What we're reading...http://www.bdtonline.com/news/article_57a1c2d0-29aa-11e4-86...

(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:23 +0100)

What we're reading...http://www.bdtonline.com/news/article_57a1c2d0-29aa-11e4-86ed-0019bb2963f4.html


Rahall tours Brush Creek watershed with NRCS staff
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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...

(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:34:32 +0100)

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.


(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:17:31 +0100)


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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.

REMINDER: DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR 2014 WATERSHED CELEBRATION DAY IS AUGUST 15TH...

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:50:07 +0100)

REMINDER: DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR 2014 WATERSHED CELEBRATION DAY IS AUGUST 15TH.

This free event will take place at the West Virginia State Capitol
Culture Center on September 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come and talk with your legislators and watershed groups from across the state.

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


WVCA - WCD Registration
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Watershed associations participating in Watershed Celebration Day are eligible to receive a $200 scholarship to help cover the cost of attending. You must submit a scholarship request, including a brief description of need. You may send your requests to WVCA WRC by FAX: 304.558.1635 or e-mail: wrc@w…

(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:32:02 +0100)


As more male bass switch sex, a strange fish story expands
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First discovered in the Potomac in 2003, male bass with female eggs has spread to three river systems



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Watershed Resource Center

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The West Virginia Watershed Network is a group of state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit groups, committed to providing resources for watershed management in West Virginia.

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WV Chesapeake Bay Program
— Restoring local streams and the Chesapeake Bay

WV Chesapeak Bay ProgramWelcome to the home of West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Initiative.

This site is intended to serve as a resource to all those interested in how West Virginia is doing its part to help restore local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Agriculture and WV Division of Forestry are the lead agencies charged with carrying out these program goals. The Conservation Fund- Freshwater Institute and Cacapon Institute are also contracted and serving as technical resources. Contact us; get involved now!

 

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To provide for and promote the protection and conservation of West Virginia's soil, land,
water and related resources for the health, safety and general welfare of the state's citizens.

State Conservation Agency Executive Director:
Brian Farkas

State Conservation Committee Chairman:
Walt Helmick

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