WVDEP News and Announcements

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WVDEP seeks public input, data for Triennial Water Quality Standards Review
February 02, 2024
The deadline to submit comments, supporting data is March 4, 2024... Read More
WVDEP accepting applications for 2024 teacher awards
January 05, 2024
Agency to honor top environmental educators... Read More
WVDEP approves 12 applicants for FY2024 CED Recycling Grants
December 01, 2023
Over $85,000 is being disbursed through the agency's Covered Electronic Devices recycling grant program... Read More
2024 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
November 30, 2023
The free calendar showcases state’s wildflowers. Orders are limited to one calendar per household with WV residents as a priority... Read More
Cabell County Water Festival to welcome 400 students
September 08, 2023
Local, state, federal agencies educating grade-schoolers about water resources... Read More
WVDEP's Youth Environmental Conference set for October
August 31, 2023
West Virginians, ages 13-18, can attend for free with a scholarship... Read More
WVDEP's REAP awards over $52,000 in litter control grants
August 11, 2023
Grants totaling $52,550 were awarded to 25 county solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities... Read More
Volunteers needed for WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Clean Up on Sept. 9
August 09, 2023
Cleanup sites located in Fayette, Kanawha, and Putnam counties... Read More
Air Quality Update - WVDEP, DHHR continue statewide air quality advisory
June 30, 2023
Citizens are encouraged to check the AirNow website to see real time air quality data in their area and surrounding states... Read More
Air Quality Update - WVDEP, DHHR statewide air quality advisory remains in effect
June 29, 2023
Citizens are encouraged to check the AirNow website to see real time air quality data in their area and surrounding states... Read More
WVDEP, DHHR issue statewide air quality advisory due to smoke from Canadian wildfires
June 28, 2023
Citizens are encouraged to check the AirNow website to see real time air quality data in their area and surrounding states... Read More
WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Little Kanawha River Watershed
June 15, 2023
Comments must be submitted no later than July 17, 2023... Read More
WVDEP honors youth groups from around the state
June 13, 2023
Young West Virginians doing their part for a cleaner environment... Read More
WVDEP, state agencies actively watching for potential air quality issues due to wildfire smoke
June 08, 2023
Citizens are encouraged to check the AirNow.gov website to see real time air quality data in their area... Read More
WVDEP's Brownfields Revolving Fund receives $1 million in federal grant funding
June 05, 2023
Nine other entities in the state received U.S. EPA brownfields cleanup and assessment grants, bringing the total awarded to West Virginia to $5.966 million... Read More
State Junior Conservation Camp still accepting applications
May 30, 2023
Event set for June 19-23 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley... Read More
WVDEP, Reconnecting McDowell to host water festival in McDowell County
May 23, 2023
Over 180 fourth graders are expected to attend to learn about local water resources... Read More
WVDEP to recognize Environmental Teachers of the Year
May 05, 2023
Three educators being honored for promoting environmental awareness... Read More
2023 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup set for April 29th
April 10, 2023
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road... Read More
WVDEP hosting students on World Water Day
March 17, 2023
Water education outing seeks to expand knowledge and spark action... Read More
WVDEP hosting three free tire collection events in Kanawha County in April
March 10, 2023
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP implements new requirements through collaborative agreement with Union Carbide related to Ethylene Oxide
February 22, 2023
These new requirements are being enforced at the state level and will lower EtO emissions and potential risk in Institute... Read More
WVDEP now accepting applications for 2023 state Make It Shine Spring Cleanup
February 06, 2023
The application deadline is March 10th... Read More
WVDEP awards nearly $2 million in Recycling Assistance Grants
January 18, 2023
Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries, and non-profit organizations... Read More
WVDEP accepting applications for environmental teacher of the year awards
December 19, 2022
Agency to honor top environmental educators... Read More
WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Tug Fork River Watershed
December 15, 2022
Comments must be submitted no later than January 31, 2023... Read More
2023 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
December 13, 2022
The free calendar showcases state’s wildflowers. Orders are limited to one calendar per household with WV residents as a priority... Read More
WVDEP approves 14 applicants for FY2023 CED recycling grants
December 01, 2022
14 applicants have been approved for over $100,000 through the agency's Covered Electronic Devices recycling grant program... Read More
WVDEP hosting 13 free tire collection events around the state in October and November
October 04, 2022
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
Inaugural Forks of Coal Water Festival set for Tuesday, Sept. 27th
September 26, 2022
Over 100 fifth-grade students from Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone counties set to attend... Read More
State Youth Environmental Conference set for October
September 21, 2022
West Virginians, ages 13-18, can attend for free with a scholarship... Read More
WVDEP's REAP announces more than $98,000 in Litter Control grants
September 15, 2022
The grants were awarded to county solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway Fall cleanup set for September 24
September 02, 2022
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road... Read More
WVDEP opens 2023 “Roadsides in Bloom” photo contest
September 01, 2022
The deadline for entries is Sept. 15... Read More
32nd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Sept. 10th
August 23, 2022
Cleanup sites will be along the Kanawha River in Kanawha, Putnam, and Fayette counties... Read More
WVDEP issues recreational use advisory for areas downstream of Mount Olive Correctional Center
August 17, 2022
The current advisory is for 10 miles downstream and is in effect until further notice... Read More
WVDEP hosting public meeting on Ethylene Oxide on August 18th
July 20, 2022
he meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schoenbaum Center in North Charleston... Read More
33rd Annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic set for August 6 at Pipestem Resort State Park
July 08, 2022
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with bingo, arts and crafts, children's games, and other activities. The registration deadline is Friday, July 22.... Read More
WVDEP's Watershed Improvement Branch sponsoring local event to reduce single-use plastics
June 07, 2022
Local businesses are encouraged to switch to green alternatives... Read More
WVDEP hosting four free tire collection events in June
May 31, 2022
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP recognizes outstanding youth group efforts
May 26, 2022
Youth program awards nearly $15,000 for environmental projects... Read More
WVDEP’s Division of Land Restoration awarded $2 million U.S. EPA grant
May 20, 2022
The grant will fund brownfield assessments throughout the state... Read More
WVDEP, Project WET, and partners offering three water camps this summer
May 17, 2022
The camps were created to introduce students to different water-focused careers in West Virginia... Read More
WVDEP, WVDOT hosting new vendor trainings for upcoming infrastructure and reclamation projects
May 11, 2022
Trainings are set for May 18th and 26th. Pre-registration is required... Read More
WVDEP hosting seven free tire collection events in May
May 02, 2022
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP requesting public comment on statewide water quality report
April 14, 2022
Comments will be accepted until June 1, 2022... Read More
WVDEP hosting Nicholas County Water Festival Thursday
April 12, 2022
Over 250 children are expected to attend the event... Read More
WVDEP hosting five free tire collection events in April
April 08, 2022
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP, Clay Center hosting Earth Day event
April 06, 2022
Area grade school and homeschool groups can still sign up... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup set for April 23rd
April 04, 2022
Volunteers can register to pick up trash along almost any state-maintained road. Registration deadline is April 15th.... Read More
WVDEP hosting community open house on Ethylene Oxide
March 15, 2022
The event is set for Saturday, March 26 at the Dunbar Recreation Center... Read More
WVDEP accepting comments for upcoming Water Quality Standards Triennial Review
March 15, 2022
The WVDEP will accept comments, recommendations, and any supporting scientific information through April 15, 2022... Read More
WVDEP hosting three tire collection events in March
March 07, 2022
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP, WVCA, Coal River Group partnering on habitat enhancement project
February 14, 2022
The project aims to help restore habitat and recreational value to two miles along Coal River. A public meeting is set for February 17th... Read More
WVDEP receives wetland program development grant from U.S. EPA
February 02, 2022
The grant will allow the WVDEP to update wetland mapping for 23 counties in West Virginia and develop public outreach programs... Read More
WVDEP still accepting applications for 2022 teacher awards
January 20, 2022
Agency to honor top environmental educators... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP grants continue to make a big impact on local programs
December 17, 2021
REAP tabulated results from recipients for the 2021 Litter Control and Covered Electronic Devices (CED) grant cycles... Read More
WVDEP announces Clean County and Clean Community award recipients
December 15, 2021
Applicants are judged on their implementation of, and dedication to, beautification and cleanup efforts and programs... Read More
2022 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
December 02, 2021
Free calendar showcases state’s wildflowers. Orders are limited to one calendar per household with WV residents as a priority... Read More
WVDEP hosting three tire collection events in December
December 01, 2021
Individuals may dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP accepting applications for 2022 teacher awards
November 15, 2021
Agency to honor top environmental educators... Read More
WVDEP hosting nine tire collection events in November
November 03, 2021
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP approves permit reinstatements to allow for reclamation of Rush Creek Mine
November 02, 2021
The terms of the approved permits do not allow for any further mineral removal from the site... Read More
WVDEP approves 17 applicants for FY2022 CED recycling grants
October 26, 2021
The approved grant amounts total over $131,000... Read More
‘Careers in Conservation’ highlight youth conference
October 21, 2021
West Virginia Youth Environmental Program sponsoring free virtual event... Read More
WVDEP extending comment period for revisions to restoration plan for Lower Guyandotte River Watershed
October 04, 2021
Comments must be submitted no later than November 4, 2021... Read More
WVDEP hosting eight tire collection events in October
September 30, 2021
Individuals can dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP hosting five tire collection events in September
September 03, 2021
Individuals can dispose up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP accepting submissions for 2022 'Roadsides in Bloom' calendar until September 8th
August 31, 2021
Photos must be taken in West Virginia and only three entries can be submitted per person... Read More
WVDEP seeking input to develop statewide initiative for abandoned and dilapidated structures
August 20, 2021
All responses are to be submitted by Tuesday, August 31st.... Read More
WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for September 18
August 10, 2021
Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, the South Charleston boat ramp, and Kanawha Falls at Glen Ferris. Other sites could be added as the event date approaches.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP announces more than $84,000 in Litter Control grants
July 28, 2021
25 applicants were approved for amounts totaling $84,350... Read More
WVDEP, ORSANCO introducing ‘Mini-Sweeps’ along Ohio River
July 22, 2021
Mini-Sweep participants in West Virginia choose the date and location of their cleanup... Read More
State spring cleanup efforts remove almost 500 tons of trash
July 15, 2021
Over 8,500 volunteers participated in spring cleanups administered by the WVDEP... Read More
32nd Annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day set for August 7 at Tamarack
July 13, 2021
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with bingo, a painting class, children's games, and other activities... Read More
WVDEP releases annual registration and compliance list for Covered Electronic Devices
July 01, 2021
Retailers should reference this list to confirm that their covered electronic devices are authorized to be sold in the state... Read More
Pre-TMDL monitoring of Cacapon River now underway
June 30, 2021
Data collection will be used to assess water quality... Read More
Registration Open for Virtual State Junior Conservation Camp
June 17, 2021
Live, interactive presentations by WVDEP, Forestry and DNR staffers scheduled for June 24-25... Read More
WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Lower Guyandotte River Watershed
June 15, 2021
Comments must be submitted no later than July 14, 202... Read More
WVDEP hosting three tire collections in June
June 10, 2021
Individuals may dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP Youth Program recognizes outstanding efforts
May 19, 2021
Thousands in cash awards to be handed out to groups for their work toward improving West Virginia’s environment... Read More
WVDEP announces Environmental Teachers of the Year
May 17, 2021
Each award winner will receive a $500 personal award and a $1,000 award to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in the classroom... Read More
WVDEP partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on mapping project to celebrate American Wetlands Month
May 11, 2021
The two agencies mapped 2.8 million acres of wetlands across West Virginia... Read More
WVDEP begins work on river access site for Dries section of the New River
April 23, 2021
The new parking area will allow both commercial and private river users improved access to the remote stretch of river that runs from Cotton Hill to Gauley Bridge... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway Spring cleanup set for April 24th
April 21, 2021
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road, back road or main route... Read More
WVDEP still accepting water quality data from state waters
March 10, 2021
Data must be submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021... Read More
WVDEP accepting applications for teacher awards
January 07, 2021
Agency to honor top environmental educators ... Read More
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