NPS Project Highlights


On this page 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.

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

Project Highlights

  • Baltimore St. Rain Garden

    Type: Stormwater
    The Opequon Project Team collaborated with the city of Martinsburg to create this rain garden to help control stormwater runoff.

  • Explore the Collection of Environmental Success in EPA Region 3

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    During EPA's 50th anniversary celebration new stories will be added monthly. This month's water category highlights the Muddy Creek success.

  • From Polluted to Playground: 25 Years to Clean Up the Cheat

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Recent article from WV Public Broadcasting

  • Green Wastewater

    Type: Wastewater
    This project provided 117 residents of Lincoln county, cleaner green wastewater treatment to help restore the Left Fork of Mud River.

  • Headwater Protection

    Type: Natural Stream Restoration
    Stream restoration projects in North Fork of the South Branch.

  • Kanes Creek

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Friends of Deckers Creek AMD treatment projects in the Kanes Creek watershed.

  • Lambert's Run

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Several projects designed to elimiate a significant AMD pollution in the West Fork River watershed.

  • Piney Creek Watershed

    Type: Natural Stream Restoration
    The Piney Creek watershed has been plagued by high fecal coliform loads, with the watershed-based plan noting Cranberry Creek being of particular concern. Investigations showed the man-made pond at Woodrow Wilson High School as a major contributor to fecal coliform loads due to the abundant waterfowl community living at the pond.

    The Piney Creek Watershed Association and multiple partners decided to undertake a restoration project that would transform the pond to a wetland, add an intermittent stream channel, and pollinator garden. These changes are more inline with the natural conditions, and will help reduce fecal coliform and other pollutants. Over time, natural processes in the wetland will trap-filter pollutants, reducing their impacts on Cranberry Creek.

  • Mill Creek of Opequon

    Type: Natural Stream Restoration
    Stream restoration and riparian buffers to reduce sedimentation and fecal coliform.

  • Muddy Creek

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    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.

  • Muddy Creek Improvements

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    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.

  • Rebirth of the Cheat River

    Type: Outreach
    A USEPA Region III blog post.

  • Road to Rivers

    Type: Outreach
    The video describes the impacts of sedimentation from dirt roads on our streams and rivers.

  • Second Creek Socioeconomic Survey

    Type: Outreach
    Since 2009, WVCA and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff have worked with more than 120 farmers to install practices that reduce runoff of sediment, nutrients, and bacteria from livestock operations, achieving significant load reductions for fecal coliform and other pollutants.

  • Smooth Rock Lick

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Partnership approach to AMD treatment in the Upper Buckhannon River watershed.

  • Sovern Run

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Creative AMD restoration efforts from Friends of the Cheat.

  • Summerlee AMD

    Type: Acid Mine Drainage
    Plateau Action Network's unique AMD project in the headwaters of Wolf Creek.

  • WV Conservation Agency

    Type: Agriculture
    A wide variety of agriculture BMPs implemented by WVCA.

  • WV Rivers Coalition

    Type: Outreach
    WVRC project is a community education and engagement effort to actively involve citizen's in source water protection.