West Virginia Conservation Agency  •  1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. •  Charleston, WV 25305  •  304-558-2204
             

                     Our Mission

                     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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News and Events

SCC Meeting Notice

View the notice and agenda for the upcoming State Conservation Committee meeting April 15, 2014 (10:30am) at WVCA Headquarters, Guthrie.

(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:38:59 +0100)


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Here is a tree planting event coming up for the Town of Bath on Tuesday, April 29. Please see flyer for more details.

(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:29:03 +0100)

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Southern Conservation District
Water Festival time

(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:44 +0100)


Stu: The Movie
Chicken Stu's journey from the barnyard to the city was a success! Now watch as he makes his way through the day at the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Confe...

(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0100)


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Grow your own pizza garden this summer! Stop by the Dunbar Branch Library’s 2nd annual Family Earth Day Celebration this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm.
Make eco-crafts, meet Smokey Bear, and take home your own pizza garden plants. The WVU Kanawha County Extension Service is donating the plants you’ll need for your pizza garden, featuring cherry tomatoes and herbs perfect for topping pizza.

(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:56:13 +0100)


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The preservation of a 7.5-mile stretch of Cheat Canyon was finalized late last week. - See more at: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140413/GZ01/140419741#sthash.gwlAS7dI.dpuf

Join the Friends of Decker's Creek for their 8th Annual Spring Meltdown. Should...

(Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:22:30 +0100)

Join the Friends of Decker's Creek for their 8th Annual Spring Meltdown. Should be a great event!


8th Annual Spring Meltdown
We have this camp stove gift set that will be available at the auction.

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District is selling Bluebird boxes for $10.00 ea...

(Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:16:46 +0100)

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District is selling Bluebird boxes for $10.00 each. All proceeds will go to the Districts' educational programs fund.

If you would like to purchase one please contact the district office at 304-457-3026.

The 2014 West Virginia Grassland Evaluation Contest was held April 11 in conjunc...

(Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:14:34 +0100)

The 2014 West Virginia Grassland Evaluation Contest was held April 11 in conjunction with the WV Beef Expo at Jackson's Mill. Ravenswood Team 1 took home first place.


2014 WVACD Grassland Evaluation Contest
The 2014 West Virginia Grassland Evaluation Contest was held April 11 in conjunction with the WV Beef Expo at Jackson's Mill. Ravenswood Team 1 took home first place.

Colby Marks, Andrew Hoshar, Robbie Flinn and Delana McCoy of Ravenswood Team 1 a...

(Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:35:36 +0100)

Colby Marks, Andrew Hoshar, Robbie Flinn and Delana McCoy of Ravenswood Team 1 are the winners of the 2014 Grassland Evaluation Contest. Robbie Flinn also took home the Ted Baciu Memorial Scholarship as the high scoring individual. Congratulations to Robbie and the the entire Ravenswood team! Stay tuned for pictures.

Thanks Leslie Levenson for being the 280th person to like our page and to all ou...

(Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:20 +0100)

Thanks Leslie Levenson for being the 280th person to like our page and to all our Facebook fans! Only 20 more to 300!

Over 25 FFA and 4H students from across the state are at Jackson's Mill to take...

(Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:15:11 +0100)

Over 25 FFA and 4H students from across the state are at Jackson's Mill to take part in the WV Grassland Evaluation Contest. Good luck!

(Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:24:04 +0100)

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West Virginia Envirothon
The 2014 West Virginia Envirothon Agenda and Oral Presentation Schedule have been posted on the Envirothon website. Only two weeks until the competition. Who's excited?

(Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:14:48 +0100)


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Step by Step Directions on how to build raised beds! http://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/2014/04/step-by-step-how-to-install-build-a-raised-bed-garden/

(Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:10:48 +0100)


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Two more days until #wvuac14! Who's excited?

Our Policy/Land Use track offers info on urban ag policies, product marketing, vacant lot revitalization, insurance, food safety and more!

Agricutlural Dinner Meeting- April 15th. Please RSVP for the dinner by April 10t...

(Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:49:58 +0100)

Agricutlural Dinner Meeting- April 15th. Please RSVP for the dinner by April 10th by calling the Barbour County WVU Extension Office at 304-457-3254.

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Tygarts Valley Conservation District
Agricutlural Dinner Meeting- April 15th Topic: How to Avoid Becoming a Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) When Feeding Livestock This dinner is co-sponsored by the WVU Cooperative Extension Service & the District. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to commence at 7:15 p.m. at the Belington Fire Hall. This meeting will specifically focus on small livestock operation (>300 head). Environmental management issues that small farms face relative to Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) and Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in West Virginia, along with rules and regulations regarding these farms and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, as well as best management practices (BMP's) will be discussed. Participants will receive an information packet that provides tools to assist the farm self-assessment, helpful tips to avoid becoming a CAFO, and record keeping tools to help farmers track their management practices. WVU has recently produced some tools to assist farmers with record keeping. We would like to provide participants an opportunity to review these products and provide feedback on their effectiveness. Additionally, we will discuss programs that are available to help farmers address conservation problems and provide a list of local contacts for more information about these programs. The meeting is free but the dinner is $5.00 payable at the door. Please RSVP for the dinner by April 10th by calling the Barbour County Extension Office at 3074-457-3254.

(Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:47:34 +0100)


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This is an upcoming workshop in the Potomac Valley Conservation District. This is great for those needing CE credits or for anyone interested in topics including high tunnel management, wetland management, and manure management. Please see flyer for more details.

There is only 1 day left to get all your peeps registered for the West Virginia...

(Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:23:16 +0100)

There is only 1 day left to get all your peeps registered for the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference, coming to campus April 11-12! http://urbanagwv.wordpress.com/register/


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"Just hangin' with my peeps!" - Chicken Stu

We hope you're enjoying the nice weather like these spring chickens, but don't play outside so long you forget to register for #WVUAC14! Only 2 days left to sign up! http://urbanagwv.wordpress.com/register/

(Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:21:08 +0100)


Soil health lessons in a minute: benefits of no-till farming
NRCS Agronomist Ray Archuleta vividly demonstrates the consequences of tilling and the benefits of no-till farming. Learn more: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/...

(Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:34:53 +0000)



WVWRC

Watershed Resource Center

The Watershed Resource Center focuses its energy toward providing training, information transfer, and assistance to the numerous local watershed associations and groups that are forming throughout West Virginia.

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West Virginia Watershed Network

WVWN

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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