NPS project highlights



Eroding banks on the Conley farm along Mill Creek near Inwood, WV. Same area after the completion of a natural stream restoration project. 
Below are examples of projects supported by §319 grant money.  They are possible through 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.  Note: Additional project information is available at the bottom of this page.   
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
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 
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. Agriculture
Headwater protection: Stream restoration projects in North Fork of the South Branch.  NSCD
Mill Creek of Opequon: Stream restoration and riparian buffers to reduce sedimentation and fecal coliform. NSCD
Click-Here to listen to a NPR story about the Cheat River and take a tour of Sovern run and Kanes Creek. (2012 video tour Outreach 
Rebirth of the Cheat River - A USEPA Region 3 blog post.  Outreach
How does WVDEP use volunteer data? The poster describes how WVDEP uses volunteer data, and provide specific examples.  Outreach 
Road to Rivers: Describes the impacts of sedimentation from dirt roads on our streams and rivers. Outreach
WV Rivers Coalition: WVRC project is a community education and engagement effort to actively involve citizen's in source water protection. Outreach
Baltimore St. Raingarden: The Opequon Project Team collaborated with the city of Martinsburg to create this rain garden to help control stormwater runoff.   Stormwater 
Green wastewater: This project provided 117 residents of Lincoln county, cleaner green wastewater treatment to help restore the Left Fork of Mud River.  Wastewater
To learn more browse §319 success stories, search USEPA's GRTS database or read our annual reportsClick-Here to view a project map.