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Apr - May Events

Posted by Michael Brooks on February 24, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Activity Dates from the Jan 21 Board Meeting


Make-it-Shine: Apr 3 @ 9 am. Meet at or near Affordable Auto,

             490 N Washington St, Berkeley Springs

Audit Committee: Apr 10 @ 10am, location tbd

Adopt-a-Highway: Apr 24 @ 9 am. Meet at the Train Depot in Berkeley Springs

Annual Meeting: Apr 25 6 pm. Door Prizes!

            Meet at WVU Ext Office Meeting Room, Pines Oppor. Ctr.

Arbor Day Awards Town of Bath: Apr 30 location tbd

Master Gardeners Plant Fair: May 11, 12 Berkeley Springs State Park

Eastern Panhandle Watershed Group Gathering: May 15 @ 8:30 am

           Blue Ridge Community & Technical College, Martinsburg

Greenway Cemetary Rain Garden Ribbon Cutting: May 29 1 pm



Tree Canopy Workshop w Town Feb 7

Posted by Michael Brooks on January 31, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A stated goal in the Town of Bath Comprehensive Plan, which was recently adopted by the Town Council, is to reduce the severity of flooding in town through enhanced green stormwater management in the upper watershed, and to a lesser degree, in town. One route to meeting this goal is to foster wider acceptance of voluntary best management practices for urban tree conservation and plantings.


Of course, when Warm Springs Run floods it doesn't just affect the Town of Bath, which is why we've invited people from a broad spectrum of civic, governmental and business organizations. Please feel free to forward this information to other individuals or organizations you think might be interested.


The Cacapon Institute will conduct an Urban Tree Canopy workshop on Wednesday, February 7, starting at 11:00AM, and lasting approximately until 2:00PM -- Zach and Frank think we may be done earlier. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chamber at the County Courthouse.



It is assumed that those persons or groups not directly involved in working to establish an Urban Tree Canopy Plan may want to go home before lunch.


If you do plan to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible to me at [email protected] If you plan to stay for lunch, please be specific about that intention so I can make certain there are enough sandwiches for everyone.


I can also be reached at 304-279-0717.


Kate Lehman


PS: If you plan to stay for lunch and need a vegetarian sandwich, please let me know.

Oil Spill Meeting with Town, EPA, DEP - Jan 19

Posted by Michael Brooks on January 19, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We will be meeting with town, county, WVDEP and EAP representative on Friday Jan 19 from 11am - noon in the Morgan County Courthouse to discuss ongoing remediation issues with the recent oil spill. EPA and WVDEP personnel will be there, and Larry Thomas, the new county administrator, has specifically requested that WSWA members attend. Please let Kate know if you can attend (304 279 0717).

Pipeline Hearing - Hancock, MD

Posted by Michael Brooks on January 19, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A second hearing by the Maryland Department of the Environment has been scheduled to resume the natural-gas pipeline hearing that was continued from Dec 19 in Hancock, MD. More than 200 people attended the Dec. 19 session and many speakers were left to be heard at a second meeting.

Opponents are organizing a boycott outside the school.

The meeting will start at 6 at the Hancock Middle-Senior High School, 289 W. Main St, Hancock.


At the recent WV DEP hearing in Berkeley Springs, no one spoke in favor of the pipeline.


Last Board Meeting - Dec 13

Posted by Michael Brooks on November 11, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


The final Board Meeting will start at 6 pm on Dec 13 at the Cacapon Institute in Great Cacapon. Take Rt 9 West, then the third left after the Post Office in Great Cacapon, which is Rock Ford Rd. C.I. is on that corner. All members are welcome.