CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 19, 2018) – The West Virginia Potomac Tributary Team, a partnership consisting of local and state agencies including West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection, Conservation Agency, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, and the Eastern Panhandle Planning and Development Council (Region 9) will be holding public meetings to update stakeholders on the progress of the watershed improvement plan to clean up West Virginia's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Public meetings will be held July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Berkeley County Council Chambers in Martinsburg and on July 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield.
The presentation will highlight the beneficial work of stakeholders and the program partners to implement West Virginia's Phase Two Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP2). This document, developed in 2011, identified strategies to achieve our nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction goals and responsibilities under the Chesapeake Bay Program. Updates on West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay progress can be found at www.wvchesapeakebay.us.
Also in development is Phase Three of the Watershed Implementation Plan, which will detail the strategies used and commitments needed to achieve the team’s goals. Phase Three is expected to be finalized in August 2019.