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                     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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(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:46:21 +0100)


New Indoor Farmer's Market Launched for Winter Months at State Fairgrounds | The State Fair of...
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LEWISBURG, WV (09/16/2014)(readMedia)– Fans of locally grown produce and locally produced farm products will have the opportunity to shop every Saturday from November 29th through March 7th at the new Lewisburg Winter Farmers market at the State Fairgrounds. The market … Continue reading →

(Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:43:47 +0100)


Restoration Spotlight: Protecting pollinators as important pieces of environmental puzzle -...
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Educators at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, Maryland, understand this fact and work to teach others about the important role that pollinators?like

(Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:01:08 +0100)


(Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:30:12 +0100)


16th Annual Watershed Celebration Day Award Winners Announced

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEVOTEMENT TO KEEPING OUR WATERS CLEAN AND IMPROVING OUR WONDERFUL STATE!CONGRATULATIONS VOLUNTEERS!

At the WV Culture Center in Charleston for the 2014 Watershed Celebration Day. A...

(Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:11:30 +0100)

At the WV Culture Center in Charleston for the 2014 Watershed Celebration Day. An annual gathering of watershed groups from across the state. Right now, the groups are participating in a panel discussion about the new Source Water Protection Law. Later today, they'll be hearing from State Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley) and Delegate Mike Manypenny (D-Taylor) co-chairs of the WV Commission on State Water Resources.


How cool is this? Earlier this year, fifth grade students at Petersburg Elementa...

(Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:41:41 +0100)

How cool is this? Earlier this year, fifth grade students at Petersburg Elementary participated in a contest to see who could design the best stormwater drain for the city. The purpose was to remind residents that anything that's dumped in the streets or on lawns can make its way into the South Branch River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. This fall, the city of Petersburg, located in the Potomac Valley CD, will install the new signs on 61 stormwater drains throughout the city. The winning design was done by Isaac Snyder, second place was Isaac Nazelrodt and third place was Jenna Burgess. The school was also highlighted by the U.S. Dept. of Education on their Green Ribbon Schools Best Practices Tour for 2014.


Will YOU plant a tree for Groot? Vin Diesel challenges us to put more trees in t...

(Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:42:50 +0100)

Will YOU plant a tree for Groot? Vin Diesel challenges us to put more trees in the ground


Vin Diesel’s Plant A Tree For Groot Challenge Starting To Gain Steam
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The “Plant A Tree For Groot” challenge has also been gaining momentum on Twitter with many expressing the hope it catches on.

(Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:40:19 +0100)

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West Virginia Farm to School

Do you have kids in Kanawha County schools? 500 watermelons and cantaloupes delivered today! The melons were grown by FFA student farmer, Danielle Fogelsong. She rocked it!

(Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:23:49 +0100)


Environment Matters - August 2014: Honoring West Virginia's newest Green Ribbon Schools

Honoring West Virginia's newest Green Ribbon Schools - the U.S. Dept. of Education kicked off its annual Green Strides tour in West Virginia.

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.




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.

Celebration Day | Waternet | Publications | Riparian Resource | Events | Photos

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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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