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2016 Envirothon Winners Announced

A team of Doddridge County high school students took first place at the 20th annual Envirothon this weekend.

Each member of the Doddridge County Gold team receives a $1,000 college scholarship and will go on to represent West Virginia in the National Conservation Foundation’s 2016 North American Envirothon, which will be held July 24-29 in Ontario, Canada.

Also placing in this year’s competition were Ravenswood FFA (2nd place), Jefferson County FFA (3rd place), Hampshire County (4th place) and Mineral County FFA (5th place). Please follow this link for the full article: EthonFinalWinners.pdf

Several of West Virginia’s high hazard flood-control dams are entering the planning stage of dam rehabilitation

Thanks to federally funded contracts and agreements between the West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) and the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Under the agreement, the WVCA has hired engineering firm Gannett Fleming to conduct investigations at four dams. The investigations are the first steps in the planning process to determine what, if any, repairs or modifications are needed at the dams.

Gannett Fleming has begun surveying and core drilling work at Brush Creek No. 9 and Brush Creek No. 15 in Mercer County, and at New Creek No. 1 and New Creek No. 17 in Mineral County.

The cost of the planning contracts is $2,017,000... (Please click here to view full Press Release).

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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