Watershed Improvement Branch

Watershed Improvement Branch
The mission of WVDEP’s Watershed Improvement Branch (WIB) is to inspire and empower people to value and work for clean water.  WIB administers programs that educate, provide assistance, plan and implement water quality protection, improvement and restoration projects.  Through the programs listed below, assistance is provided on:

NPS     §319 Nonpoint Source Program: NPS provides education, technical assistance, watershed planning and best management practice (BMP) implementation funding.
SOS Save Our Streams Program: SOS provides eduction, project and technical assistance, and volunteer stream monitoring hands-on training and certification.
SPP Stream Partners Program: SPP provides grants to support efforts of local watershed volunteers.
CB Chesapeake Bay Program: A wide variety of initiatives occur through CB including, implementation of WV's watershed implementation plan (WIP), technical assistance for urban stormwater, argricultural projects etc.
WET Water Education for Teachers: Project WET is an interdisciplinary water education program.
ILF In Lieu Fee Stream and Wetland Mitigation: ILF provides stream and wetland restoration and protection as part of compensatory mitigation.

These programs are delivered through regional Basin Coordinators and individual Program Coordinators.

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