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Time to start planning for Spring! Order forms are available for the 2015 Northe...

(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:54 +0000)

Time to start planning for Spring! Order forms are available for the 2015 Northern Panhandle Conservation District Tree and Plant Sale. Order Deadline is March 13. http://www.wvca.us/districts/npcd.cfm


WVCA - Northern Panhandle District
www.wvca.us

(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:20:06 +0000)


Good recordkeeping benefits small farms - Farm and Dairy
www.farmanddairy.com
Clear, consistent record keeping is much easier and more efficient than rustling through a box of receipts at tax time.

(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01:03 +0000)


Bay Backpack helps educators inspire students to protect, restore Chesapeake Bay - Chesapeake...
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Bay Backpack helps educators inspire students to protect, restore Chesapeake Bay - Chesapeake Bay Program

What are Invasive Plants? Of the approximately 2,500 species of plants known to...

(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:25:22 +0000)

What are Invasive Plants?

Of the approximately 2,500 species of plants known to occur in the wild in West Virginia, about 72 percent are native or occurred in West Virginia before the time of substantial European settlement. The other 28 percent, over 700 species, are not native to West Virginia, having been introduced from other states or countries. Non-native plants have been introduced for erosion control, horticulture, forage crops, medicinal use, and wildlife foods. They have also been introduced simply by accident. Most of these species never stray far from where they are introduced (gardens, urban areas, agricultural fields), yet some become very invasive and displace native plants in woodlands, wetlands, and other natural areas. These non-native invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the natural ecosystems of West Virginia.


Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area
www.phcwpma.org
The Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area (CWPMA)is a partnership between federal, state, and local agencies, community associations, non-profit organizations, and private land owners aimed at coordinating efforts and programs for addressing the threat of invasive species. CWPM…

Here is information about grant opportunities from W.Va. American Water. Please...

(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:48:44 +0000)

Here is information about grant opportunities from W.Va. American Water. Please share with your partners. Grant request can be up to $10,000 but they encourage proposals in the $1,000 - $2,500 range. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2015. Visit the website below for more information


Environmental Grant Program
www.amwater.com
At American Water, we are committed to protecting the environment in the communities we serve and are proud to support the efforts of local organizations who share our vision.

We will present the WVCA FY16 budget request to the Senate Finance Committee tod...

(Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:41:45 +0000)

We will present the WVCA FY16 budget request to the Senate Finance Committee today at 3:45 pm. http://ow.ly/HHO7N


Senate Finance Committee - Agenda
www.legis.state.wv.us

We're at Agriculture and Conservation Day at the Capitol. If you're in the area...

(Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:39:24 +0000)

We're at Agriculture and Conservation Day at the Capitol. If you're in the area stop by and see us.


What we're reading...

(Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:10:17 +0000)

What we're reading...


Determined Keyser officials are able to keep grant
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KEYSER -- Aggressive intervention by the mayor of Keyser preserved a grant critical to construction of the city's new sewage treatment plant, allowing the

The 2014 WVCA Annual Report is now available. In it you can find program highlig...

(Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:39:42 +0000)

The 2014 WVCA Annual Report is now available. In it you can find program highlights from 2014 such as "Teaming up with fifth-graders to protect the South Branch of the Potomac River" and other great highlights from our work in 2014. http://ow.ly/HmOHG

Listen to Jeff Cook, co-owner of Cook Brothers Farm in the Greenbrier Valley Con...

(Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:40:11 +0000)

Listen to Jeff Cook, co-owner of Cook Brothers Farm in the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District, describe his experience with the WVCA Agriculture Enhancement and Nonpoint Source Program.


WVCA Agriculture Enhancement & Nonpoint Source Program

Listen to the three finalists for the W.Va.Conservation Farm of the Year contest...

(Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:24:33 +0000)

Listen to the three finalists for the W.Va.Conservation Farm of the Year contest talk about their farming operations and philosophy. The winner of the 2014 Conservation Farm of the Year contest was Bill and Todd Butler of Butler Farms located in Inwood, WV.


2014 W.Va. Conservation Farm of the Year Finalists

(Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:54:25 +0000)


12 Things Not To Put In Your Compost Pile - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course
www.openpermaculture.com
Compost is one of the permaculture gardener’s most potent tools. It recycles “waste” from the garden and the home and turns it into a material rich in nutrients, which soils benefit from immensely. Composting essentially means the decomposition of organic matter by enzymes and microorganisms. This d…

(Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:52:34 +0000)


Bay Journal - Article: Chesapeake Bay health not improved from 2012, according to CBF
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(Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:22:07 +0000)


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Macroinvertebrate Monday: Have you made a set of Critter Cubes yet? Find instructions and templates at www.creekfreaks.net/library

Stream Partners

The Stream Partner Program is a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, and the Division of Natural Resources. The program is housed within the DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management.
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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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