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News and Events

SCC Meeting

View the notice and agenda for the State Conservation Committee meeting to be held April 14, 2015 (10:30am) at WVCA Headquarters, Guthrie.

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Tygarts Valley Conservation District

Just a reminder that next Thursday, the 12th, we host our third Eat & Reap dinner event in 2015. Please call our office at 304-457-3026 or the Randolph County Extension office at 304 636-2455 to RSVP by Monday, March 9th.The Tygarts Valley Conservation District and the WVU Ext. Offices will be hosting an educational "Eat & Reap" dinner meeting on Thursday, March 12th at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5.00 per person. The meeting will begin at 7:15 PM and the cost of attending only the meeting is free.The topic of the dinner is "Heifer Development" and will be presented by Dr. Kevin Shaffer, Extension Assistant Professor with the WVUES and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. The presentation will discuss nutritional management in developing heifers and the impact on reproduction and lifetime productivity.

Are you interested in becoming a Southern Conservation District Supervisor repre...

(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:37:20 +0000)

Are you interested in becoming a Southern Conservation District Supervisor representing Fayette County? Are you a landowner living in Fayette County? Are you an active or retired farmer with five years experience? Do you have a strong interest in the conservation of West Virginia's natural resources? If so, you may qualify to become a Southern Conservation District Supervisor. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2015. For more information contact the SCD office at 253-0261. http://ow.ly/d/32EJ


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Have you been thinking of installing a rain barrel at your house? The Beckley Sa...

(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:06:34 +0000)

Have you been thinking of installing a rain barrel at your house? The Beckley Sanitary Board is offering discounted 50-gallon rain barrels for limited time (see post below). Better hurry, they go fast!

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West Virginia Conservation Agency Watershed Resource Center

Piney Creek Watershed Association has partnered with The Beckley Sanitary Board to offer discounted 50-gallon rain barrels for a limited time. Don’t miss this great opportunity, purchase today and pickup between April 13th and 17th! The barrels are priced at $75.00. Normal retail prices is $129.00 The Ivys come with everything the homeowner needs to assemble, collect and use rainwater, and can easily be daisy chained with no added cost – all components included, even a 6’ long overflow hose! Deadline to order online is April 5 at 11 pm. The barrels will be available for pick up between April 13th and 17th (between 8 am and 5 pm each day). Pick up location will be Beckley Sanitary Board at 301 South Heber Street, Beckley, WV. For more information, please call 304-228-1680.

Are you a farmer with livestock? Do you want to know how to improve your land an...

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:07 +0000)

Are you a farmer with livestock? Do you want to know how to improve your land and increase profits? If so, then this event is for you.


Grazing conference planned in Morgantown
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The 2015 Appalachian Grazing Conference, “The Dollars and $ense of Grazing,” will be held March 13 and 14 at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown, W.Va.

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:33:13 +0000)

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Northern Panhandle Conservation District

Join us for the 6th Annual Women in Agriculture Day in Moundsville, WV. This years speakers feature Raised Bed Gardening, Risk Management, AgrAbility, Rain Barrels, and much more! The day starts with registration at 8:30 A.M. and will wrap up by 3:30 P.M. Registration is $5. To register, please call 304-242-0576 ext. 122 and speak with Joy Riggle or leave your address and we will send a registration form. We hope you will join us on May 19th!

Do you need some inspiration or ideas for your yard this spring? If so, check ou...

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:32:07 +0000)

Do you need some inspiration or ideas for your yard this spring? If so, check out this event!


WVU Extension Service - Kanawha County | Master Gardeners | West Virginia University
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The West Virginia University Extension Service Master Gardener Program is a volunteer educational program meeting the horticultural needs of everyday West Virginians. The program trains volunteers, utilizing their expertise to teach others more about plants, their culture, their importance to the en…

If your interested in improving your grant writing skills for federal food or fa...

(Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:56:31 +0000)

If your interested in improving your grant writing skills for federal food or farm programs check out this free grant writing webinar hosted by the USDA.


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Interested in applying for a federal food or farm program grant? “YOU can do it!” Join the USDA and @[192782240741594:274:Michael Fields Agricultural Institute] for their FREE Grant Writing Basics webinar next Wednesday, February 25th from 2-4pm EST. Access the webinar here: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/grantwritingbasics/

Interested in learning about soil health, agriculture law, cover crops and more?...

(Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:39:28 +0000)

Interested in learning about soil health, agriculture law, cover crops and more? If so, the Western Conservation District is holding their 25th Annual Agriculture Workshop on March 24 at the W.Va. Farm Museum in Point Pleasant. Please contact the WCD Office to register.

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Tygarts Valley Conservation District

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District and the WVU Ext. Offices will be hosting an educational "Eat & Reap" dinner meeting on Thursday, March 12th at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5.00 per person. The meeting will begin at 7:15 PM and the cost of attending only the meeting is free.The topic of the dinner is "Heifer Development" and will be presented by Dr. Kevin Shaffer, Extension Assistant Professor with the WVUES and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. The presentation will discuss nutritional management in developing heifers and the impact on reproduction and lifetime productivity. If you would like to attend, please call the TVCD office at 304-457-3026 to RSVP. Please RSVP by March 9th.

News Release: New Program Assists Landowners in Pocahontas County with Septic Pr...

(Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:27:17 +0000)

News Release: New Program Assists Landowners in Pocahontas County with Septic Problems http://ow.ly/J04Vm

Did you know that macroinvertebrates are an important indicator of stream health...

(Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:56:52 +0000)

Did you know that macroinvertebrates are an important indicator of stream health? Check out this virtual #stream #sampler from the Cacapon Institute.


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Macroinvertebrate Monday: Caught up with the Cacapon Institute this weekend at the #MAEOE15 conference. If you haven't tried their virtual #stream #sampler now is the time to do it! Fun indoor stream sampling for winter! #teachers #STEM http://www.cacaponinstitute.org/PHWS%20Benthics/PHWS_BMI_Portal_MS.htm

(Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:51:36 +0000)

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Eastern Panhandle Conservation District

Tonight, starting at 6:30 pm is the second Ag Ed Dinner Meeting. This meeting will focus on baleage and the presenter is Dr. Bill Shockey, WVU Preston County Extension Agent.

WOW!! The 2015 WV Envirothon is just around the corner! Can't wait to see all th...

(Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:36:57 +0000)

WOW!! The 2015 WV Envirothon is just around the corner! Can't wait to see all the teams this year. Be sure to check out our website as the 2015 Advisor Checklist and Team Registration forms have now been posted to the WV Envirothon website.
http://www.wvca.us/envirothon/


WVCA - Envirothon
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The West Virginia Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic. By participating in the Envirothon program student…

Wondering how the Chesapeake Bay is doing? Our latest look at watershed health r...

(Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:01:03 +0000)

Wondering how the Chesapeake Bay is doing? Our latest look at watershed health reveals an ecosystem in recovery


Experts consider Chesapeake Bay an ecosystem in recovery
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The latest Bay Barometer offers a science-based snapshot of watershed health and restoration.

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Tygarts Valley Conservation District

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District and the WVU Ext. Offices will be hosting an educational "Eat & Reap" dinner meeting on Thursday, February 12th at the Parsons Senior Center. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5.00 per person. The meeting will begin at 7:15 PM and the cost of attending only the meeting is free.The topic of the dinner is "Baleage" and will be presented by Dr. Ed Rayburn, WVU Extension Specialist. The talk will report results of on-farm research conducted in WV, showing the effects of baleage best management practices for making quality winter feed.If you would like to attend, please call the TVCD office at 304-457-3026 to RSVP.

WV Project CommuniTree Spring 2015 Applications Now Available

(Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:31:31 +0000)

WV Project CommuniTree Spring 2015 Applications Now Available


CTree
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promotes tree planting and education on public land through volunteerism in the Potomac Headwaters of West Virginia (Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, & Pendleton counties). The program also focuses on enhancing and promoting awareness of watershed and riparian area nee…

Help Make it Shine! WVDEP is accepting applications to participate in the annual...

(Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:58:36 +0000)

Help Make it Shine! WVDEP is accepting applications to participate in the annual Make It Shine statewide cleanup in April.


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The Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications to participate in the annual Make It Shine statewide cleanup. This year's cleanup will be held April 6 through April 19. The deadline to register is Feb. 28. Find the latest: http://www.statejournal.com/story/27999919/feb-28-is-registration-deadline-for-wv-statewide-cleanup

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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