Resources, Education, and Outreach Programs

This site contains links and information on programs that provide direct services to the public to help in learning about working towards improving the environment.

  • Water Education for Teachers (Project WET)
    Project WET is an international, interdisciplinary water science and education program for educators of all sorts - public and private school teachers, water resource professionals, youth club leaders and many others. Project WET workshops are FREE and conducted throughout the state.
  • WV Save Our Streams (SOS Volunteer Monitoring)
    The mission of WV Save Our Streams (SOS) is to promote the preservation and restoration of our state's waters by providing an understanding of their ecological integrity. This mission is accomplished by conducting workshops, training volunteers on how to monitor their local wadeable streams and rivers.
  • Stream Partners Program
    SPP is a grant program created to support the efforts of local watershed groups. A Stream Partner is a community-based organization comprised of locan citizens, industry, environmental groups, sportsmen, government, landowners and more. These stakeholders come together to improve the quality of life in and around their streams and throughout the watershed.
  • Nonpoint Source Program
    The NPS Program is part of WVDEP's Watershed Improvement Branch (WIB). WIBs mission is "To inspire and empower people to value and work for clean water."
  • DEP Mobile Aquarium
    The mobile aquarium highlights partnerships between the Division of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection in which both agencies strive to improve water quality, conserve resources, and restore fish habitat. Although the aquarium’s primary purpose is to assist with stream surveys, it also functions as a unique teaching tool at public events. At these events, children and adults alike can observe the diversity of fish species native to West Virginia.