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Flood Cleanup Continues; Greenbrier Channel Restoration Planned

The West Virginia Conservation Agency, with its federal, state and local partners, is continuing efforts to clear and stabilize streams in flood-devastated areas of the state.

Over the next four weeks, excavating contractors LD Hanna and Son will clear streams in affected areas of Greenbrier County. The firm is based in Lewisburg. WVCA technicians will oversee the work and provide technical assistance.

Of particular concern in Greenbrier County is Howard’s Creek, a stream that runs through the heart of White Sulphur Springs and was improved and stabilized in the late 1980s to better handle stormwater. The WVCA and Greenbrier Valley Conservation District are currently conducting the first phase of streamside cleanup of the channel. In addition, WVCA and GBVCD will restore the channel to its original condition as part of the second phase of flood recovery. The project is expected to take about 200 days.

WVCA Executive Director Brian Farkas said cleanup will take time, but emphasized that the WVCA is putting all available resources to the task. (Please click here to view full Press Release).

Agenda Items: Review of Previous Meeting Minutes, Supervisor Actions, New Business, Continuing Business, SCC Standing Committee Reports, Informational Updates, Conservation Partnership Reports , Conservation Committee Member Reports/Delegation

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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.

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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