NPS Program's 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.   
Description  Type 
Lamberts Run: Several projects designed to elimiate a significant abandoned mine drainage pollution in the West Fork River watershed.   Acid mine drainage
Kanes Creek: Friends of Deckers Creek ccid mine drainage treatment projects in the Kanes Creek watershed. Acid mine 
Smooth Rock Lick: Partnership approach to acid mine drainage treatment in the Upper Buckhannon River watershed.   Acid mine drainage 
Sovern Run: Creative acid mine drainage restoration efforts from Friends of the Cheat.  Acid mine drainage 
Summerlee AMD: Plateau Action Network's unique acid mine drainage project in the headwaters of Wolf Creek. Acid mine drainage 
Three Forks Creek: WVDEP's AML and partners restores aquatic life in the Three Forks watershed using dozers.  Acid mine drainage
WV Conservation Agency: A wide variety of agricultural best management practices implemented by the WV Conservation Agency.   Agriculture
Headwater protection: Stream restoration projects in North Fork of the South Branch.  Stream restoration
Mill Creek of Opequon: Stream restoration and riparian buffer enhancments to reduce sedimentation and fecal coliform contamination. Stream restoration
Click-Here to listen to a NPR story about the Cheat River; 2012 video tour from Kanes Creek and Sovern Run. Outreach 
Rebirth of the Cheat River - An EPA Region III blog  Outreach
How does DEP use volunteer data? A poster describing how DEP uses volunteer data with specific examples.  Outreach 
Road to Rivers - Sediment's Journey: Describes the impacts of sedimentation from dirt roads on our streams and rivers. Outreach
Baltimore St. Rain Garden: The Opequon Project Team teamed up 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
Windmill Gap: Innovative wastewater treatment to improve water quality and health issues in southern WV.   Wastewater      
To learn more browse § 319 success stories, search EPA's GRTS database or read the NPS Program annual reportsClick-Here to view a WV project map.   

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