NPS project highlights



Eroding banks on the Conley farm along Mill Creek near Inwood. Same area after the completion of the stream restoration project. 

Below are examples of projects supported by West Virginia's §319 Program. They are only possible wih the efforts of many different partners such as watershed associations, land owners, state and federal agencies and many others dedicated to restoring West Virginia's waterways. 

Description  Type 
Lamberts Run: Several projects designed to elimiate a significant AMD pollution in the West Fork River watershed.   AMD
Kanes Creek: Friends of Deckers Creek AMD treatment projects in the Kanes Creek watershed. AMD 
Smooth Rock Lick: Partnership approach to AMD treatment in the Upper Buckhannon River watershed.   AMD
Sovern Run: Creative AMD restoration efforts from Friends of the Cheat.  AMD
Explore the collection of environmental success in EPA Region 3. During EPA's 50th anniversary celebration new stories will be added monthly. This month's water category highlights the Muddy Creek success. AMD
Muddy Creek: Muddy Creek has been severely impacted by AMD for decades. Learn about the history and how partnerships are restoring Muddy Creek and the lower Cheat River. Click-here to read the storyboard.  AMD 
Muddy Creek improvements: The T&T treatment plant and FOC projects have made a dramatic impact on the ecological integrity of lower Muddy Creek. Download the latest WVDEP-WAB report for details. AMD
From polluted to playground: 25-years to clean-up the Cheat: Recent article from WV Public Broadcasting   AMD
Summerlee AMD: Plateau Action Network's unique AMD project in the headwaters of Wolf Creek. AMD
WV Conservation Agency:  A wide variety of agriculture BMPs implemented by WVCA. AG
Headwater protection: Stream restoration projects in North Fork of the South Branch.  NSR
Mill Creek of Opequon: Stream restoration and riparian buffers to reduce sedimentation and fecal coliform. NSR
Take a tour with EPA-WIB of Sovern Run in the Cheat River watershed and Kanes Creek in the Deckers Creek watershed. (2012 video tour) ​ OUT
Rebirth of the Cheat River: A USEPA Region III blog post.  OUT
How does WVDEP use volunteer data? The poster describes how WVDEP uses volunteer data, and provide specific examples.  OUT
Road to Rivers: The video describes the impacts of sedimentation from dirt roads on our streams and rivers. OUT
WV Rivers Coalition: WVRC project is a community education and engagement effort to actively involve citizen's in source water protection. OUT
Baltimore St. Raingarden: The Opequon Project Team collaborated with the city of Martinsburg to create this rain garden to help control stormwater runoff.   SW 
Green wastewater: This project provided 117 residents of Lincoln county, cleaner green wastewater treatment to help restore the Left Fork of Mud River.  WW

: AMD (acid mine drainage), AG (agriculture), NSR (natural stream restoration), OUT (outreach), SW (stormwater) and WW (wastewater). To learn more browse §319 success stories, search USEPA's GRTS database or read our most recent annual report.