2022 District News

EPCD is hiring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 11/30/22
posted by: Sherry Duncan

The Eastern Panhandle Conservation is looking for an Education/Outreach Specialist.



Nature of Work: 

Under administrative direction of the EPCD Board of Supervisors, the District Education Outreach Specialist will assist with the development and implementation of watershed and conservation outreach programs. This will be a full-time (40 hours of work per week) district employee position and a salaried position that is funded through a cooperative agreement with WV Conservation Agency and Eastern Panhandle Conservation District. Some overnight travel is required.   

Examples of Work:

  • Implement and coordinate Conservation District’s and Partnership Plans of Work as related to watershed, water quality and conservation outreach.
  • Research, develop and present watershed and conservation programs to all age groups, including school, community, watershed groups and the general public.
  • Conduct classes and meetings on watershed management and conservation outreach programs.
  • Promote and aid programs as identified in the Conservation District’s Plans of Work, including, but not limited to, the following:  Earth Day, Arbor Day, NACD Soil Stewardship Week, Agriculture/Conservation Day, Land Judging, Samara Program, Conservation Poster Contest, Envirothon, Conservation Farm Program, Conservation Partnership Watershed Awards, Water Celebration Day, County Fairs, and any such other plans and programs as the District may choose to implement. 
  • Develop applications and assist in implementation of grants, which will provide funding for specific projects with emphasis related to outreach and information on watershed and conservation initiatives.
  • Provide displays and informational materials to watershed organizations, conferences, schools, and community groups.
  • Develop an Annual Plan of Work to reflect, support and enhance the Partnership Plans of Work as related to watershed and conservation programs goals and expectations. 
  • Develop and submit written monthly activity reports and periodic reviews of accomplishments of goals to assist Board of Supervisors in evaluations, assignment modifications and future assignments.
  • Develop and promote homeowner education workshops and materials.
  • Work with other local non-profits for watershed and conservation outreach.
  • Maintain EPCD’s Facebook page, district website, social media and all other forms of communications as may be needed
  • Help in office as needed with public assistance and/or inquires, including but not limited to answering phones, greeting the public and assisting others as needed.
  • Stay up to date with new programs, proposals, and technology related to conservation and other aspects of the position’s responsibilities

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The ability to work independently to meet daily goals.
  • The ability to work as a team player with co-workers and cooperating agencies and organizations.
  • The ability to learn and be able to communicate to the public the district’s cost share programs and requirements
  • The ability to create, develop and effectively make presentations to an audience.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on effective public speaking skills.
  • Ability and willingness to follow and adhere to District Employment Policies.
  • Ability to produce and organize reports and various documentation including photographs, quarterly district newsletters and news releases to present to the district boards.
  • Strong public interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • A willingness and ability to be flexible and adapt to varying circumstances.
  • Ability to assist the WVCA and local Districts with the development of watershed and conservation outreach grant applications. 
  • Computer and technical skills to be able to maintain EPCD’s Facebook page, district website, social media and all other forms of communications as may be needed
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the watershed and conservation issues.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.


Location and Place(s) of Work: 

  • The primary / home-base location for the work of the District Education Outreach Specialist will be the District’s offices located at 151 Aikens Center, Suite 2, Edwin Miller Boulevard, Martinsburg, WV 25404, but as the word “outreach” within the position title implies, the work will require numerous and frequent activities at various places throughout the three counties which the District serves, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson. The District Education Outreach Specialist will be expected to attend events and engage in outreach activities at any and all such places throughout those three counties as the District’s Board of Supervisors may direct, or as may be directed by another employee of the District to whom the Board of Supervisors may delegate the authority to direct the work of the District Education Outreach Specialist.


Training:  Associates Degree or equivalent

Experience: Two (2) years full time employment in related field.

SALARY RANGE:  $30,000 - 32,000

TO APPLY: Submit the attached Employment Application, your resume, 3 references (preferably persons who know about your work/training) and 1 letter of recommendation from a non-relative to epcd@wvca.us by December 29, 2022 at 4 pm.


EPCD Special Board Meeting September 28, 2022 6:45 pm. - 9/23/22
posted by: Sherry Duncan

There will be a Special Board Meeting of the Board of Supervisors on September 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm.  This meeting will be available either in person at 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV or by teleconference.  For teleconference information please contact the office at 681-247-3010 or epcd@wvca.us.


Approve hosting and providing refreshments for the October 5 Area meeting up to $150

Approve LOR for Warm Springs #7 OMR State Supplemental Restricted in the amount of $1,000,000

Approve payment to Shenandoah Streamworks, LLC

Approve contract modification to 2022-5-24 SC319 EPCD Back Ck (Back Creek stream restoration contract)

EPCD Photo Contest - 6/2/22
posted by: Sherry Duncan

Youth and Adult Divisions: Photo Contest deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022 at 4 p.m.


EPCD Poster Contest - 6/2/22
posted by: Sherry Duncan

EPCD Poster Contest: "Healthy Soil, Healthy Life" for students in grades K-12.

Deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022 at 4 p.m.


EPCD 2022 Summer Newsletter - 6/2/22
posted by: Sherry Duncan