News and Events

WIB's calendar provides updates and information on events, important reminders, and other partner events.  Click-Here to view the calendar. 

USEPA Region 3 project officers toured §319-project sites in the Deckers Creek and Cheat River watersheds during the week of October 15, 2018. Click-Here to learn more.
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.
WIB recently awarded $96,000 in additional grant opportunities (AGOs) for this grant cycle - Click-Here to learn about the recipients. Watch for the next announcement or submit an idea early by completing the LOI with a budget. Note: AGOs must address nonpoint source pollution issues. 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.
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.