EPA is 50
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 events calendar
WIB's calendar provides updates and information on WIB/partner events, volunteer opportunities, 319 reminders, NPS and related webinars. environmental education, newsletter and more.
AGO Funding is announced
WIB is announcing the 2021 additional grant opportunity (AGO). Submit your proposal by completing the LOI with a budget on/before May 30, 2021. There is approximately $100,000 for funding one-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. 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 WVMP.
§319 Annual Site Tours
USEPA project officers toured §319-project sites in Greenbrier and New River basins. Projects in Anthony Creek, Indian Creek, Piney Creek and Second Creek were visited. A stop at the National Fish Hatchery wetland
project was also included.
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.
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.
Now available on YouTube, presentations and posters from the 2020 virtaul Nonpoint National Conference. Click-Here
to start vewing.