|FREE Webinar Series: Flood Insurance and Community Resilience|
|Cherry Fork Watershed Agriculture Projects|
CHERRY FORK WATERSHED AGRICULTURE PROJECTS
OWN OR OPERATE A FARM IN THE CHERRY FORK DRAINAGE AREA?
You may be eligible to receive significant cost share incentives for the construction of Agricultural Best Management Practices in the Western Conservation District.
Agricultural Best Management Practices Available for Cost Share include:
Contact Mark Buchanan, Conservation Specialist, CPESC with the West Virginia Conservation Agency for details at (304) 675-3054 or MBuchanan@wvca.us
*See attachment for additional information.
Attachments: 8467_Cherry Fork Poster.pdf
|Water Festival Planning Guide|
Water Festival Planning Guide on the DEP webpage.
Water Festivals are a great way to reach a large number of students with a variety of water education lessons in a single fun day.
This guide is designed to provide some of the basic information and details that anyone interested in organizing this type of event might need.
Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions that you might have.
Water Festival Planning Guide link: http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/getinvolved/WET/Pages/WaterFestivalGuide.aspx
You can also get there from Project WET’s Water Festival page.
|Free Online Diagnosis for Watershed Groups|
Free Online Diagnosis for Watershed Groups
You can now engage your staff and board in a free organizational self-assessment, courtesy of a new tool developed by River Network with support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
The two-part process includes an initial survey of key metrics of your organization’s health, followed by an opportunity
|Watershed Academy Online Training Tool|
Visit the Watershed Academy Web on-line training site at
to strengthen your watershed protection skills.
The Web site offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field. The modules are organized by the six themes listed above. Modules vary in the time they take to complete, from ½ hour to 2 hours. Fifteen of them (marked with asterisks * below) are the core modules for the Watershed Academy Certificate Program.
|EPA Releases Recovery Potential Screening Website to Assist Restoration Planners|
EPA announced the release of a new technical assistance tool for surface water quality protection and restoration programs: the Recovery Potential Screening website (www.epa.gov/recoverypotential/). Recovery Potential Screening is a user-driven, flexible approach for comparing relative differences in restorability among impaired waters. The website provides step-by-step screening directions, time-saving tools for calculating indices and displaying results, summaries of over 120 ecological, stressor and social indicators, a recovery literature database, and several case studies.
|EPA PCB TMDL Handbook Released|
EPA PCB TMDL Handbook Released (PDF) (33 pp, 262K, About PDF)
EPA has issued a technical document titled Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Handbook, which provides EPA regions, states, and other stakeholders with updated information for addressing Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) waters impaired by PCBs. PCBs rank sixth among the national causes of water quality impairment in the country, and of the 71,000 waterbody-pollutant combinations listed nationally, over 5,000 (eight percent) are PCB-related. This handbook identifies various approaches to developing PCB TMDLs and provides examples of TMDLs from around the country, complete with online references. It aims to help states complete more PCB TMDLs and ultimately restore those waters impaired by PCBs.