News and Events


WIB's calendar provides updates and information on events, important reminders, and other partner events.  Click-Here to view the calendar. 
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WIB is annoucing the 2019 additional grant opportunity (AGO). Submit your proposal by completing the LOI with a budget on/before April 15, 2019. There is approximately 100 - 125k for funding one-two year projects that must address nonpoint source pollution issues. WIB will consider project proposals with budgets that range from $2,000 - $15,000 plus the required 40% match. CLICK-HERE to learn more. 
 
The five-year mandatory review/revision of West Virginia's NPS Management Plan is currently underway. A DRAFT will be submitted to USEPA on/before March 25, 2019 for their review and approval. The new management plan will be available HERE once the process is complete.
 
WIB accepts watershep projects and plans for the §319 grant cycle on/or before May 1 of each year. To be eligible, project proposals must meet program requirements described on our webpages and within the NPS Program's Management Plan. Visit the website below to learn more.

https://dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/nonptsource/Pages/Grants.aspx  
 
 
§319 annual project site tours 
USEPA project officers toured §319-project sites in Greenbrier and New River basins. Projects in Anthony CreekIndian Creek, Piney Creek and Second Creek were visited. A stop at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery constructed wetland project was also included. Click-Here for details.
                                                                       
Click-Here for highlights from the 2018 tour.
 
WIB will provided funding to support four watershed group staff through 2021. It is clear from the successes of the initial Watershed Pilot Project (WPP) that staff is a critical component that improves project management, communication and sustainability. Click-Here to learn more.
           
In federal fiscal year 2015/16 USEPA has revised its §319 Program Guidance. Your organization should be familar with the most recent guidance as well as all federal/state revisions. Click-Here to learn more.

In 2016/17 USEPA issued a guidance requiring that all mining remediation construction projects include a contingency plan. The requirement became effective March 2017. All projects being constructed in 2017 and beyond must include a contingency plan approved by WVDEP/USEAP.  Click-Here to download the c
ontingency plan guidance.