Stream Partners

The Stream Partners Program is a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, and the Division of Natural Resources. The program is housed within the WVDEP's Division of Water and Waste Management.

In 1996 the West Virginia Legislature passed HB 4497, an act to amend chapter twenty of the code of West Virginia. Article 13 created the West Virginia Stream Partners Program.

This program is a grant program created to support the efforts of the local watershed volunteers. A Stream Partner is a community-based organization comprised of local citizens, industry, environmental groups, sportsmen, local government, and landowners that are interested in improving the quality of life in and around their stream and watershed.
The Legislature appropriates an annual $100,000 from general revenue funds to be distributed as $5,000 seed grants to these organizations to complete watershed improvement projects. These grants are awarded with the approval of all four state agency directors.
Agency Partners  Yearbooks
WV Conservation Agency  2013 
WV Dept. of Environmental Protection  2011
WV Division of Natural Resources  2007 
WV Division of Forestry  Earlier years available upon request
Additional information   
Grant applications and reporting  Watershed associations 
Watershed contacts (xls)  Watershed asscociations map 

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