News and Events

EPA is 50 

EPA @ 50: Mid-Atlantic Region

Explore the collection of environmental successes in EPA Region III . Each month, new stories will be added during the year-long celebration of EPA's 50th Anniversary. 

WIB's calendar of events
WIB's calendar provides updates and information on WIB/partner events, volunteer opportunities, 319 reminders, NPS and related webinars. environmental education and more.  Click-Here to view the calender.
AGO funding is announced 
WIB is announcing the 2020 additional grant opportunity (AGO). Submit your proposal by completing the LOI with a budget on/before July 15, 2020. There is approximately $80,000 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. 
NP Management Plan updates
West Virginia's revised NPS Management Plan (WVMP) was submitted to USEPA in March 2019 and several iterations later, USEPA approved the plan. It is available HERE.
§319 grant cycle
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 WVMPClick-Here to learn more.
§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 National Fish Hatchery wetland project was also included. Click-Here for 2019 details and Here for highlights from the 2018 tour.
Watershed pilot project 
WIB will provide WPP funding to support watershed group staff through 2021. Full or part time staff is critical to watershed groups success. They improve project management, communication and sustainability. Click-Here to read final reports from previous grant years.
§319 federal guidance including COVID updates                                   
USEPA recently revised the §319 guidance. It is the responsibility of the organization recieving grant funding to become familar with the most recent guidance and all federal/state revisions. In 2016/17 USEPA issued a guidance requiring that all mining remediation projects include a contingency plan. All projects constructed in 2017 and beyond must include an approved contingency plan.  Click-Here to download the guidance.