|Posted by Michael Brooks on December 1, 2020 at 2:10 PM||comments (99)|
In partnership with the City of Martinsburg Stormwater Team, WV Rivers Coalition has created a new “Find Your Watershed” tool for the three counties of the Eastern Panhandle.
Looking for opportunities to protect your land and water? Find your watershed and get connected with your local watershed group at
Thanks for being involved...
|Posted by Michael Brooks on August 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Elizabeth Byers of the WV Dept of Environmental Protection will lead a field trip to the Widmeyer Wetlands following a presentation about wetlands, use, protection, legal status and beauty. This is co-sponsored by Sleepy Creek WA and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on February 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
At our first Board Meeting of 2016 on January 27, WSWA was presented a check for $4920 by Alana Hartman, Basin Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, for our 2016 Stream Partners Grant. The funds will be used to create a rain garden in Greenway Cemetery in an area that is unoccupied by any grave sites-and unsuitable for future burials because of its risk of flooding. This is the seventh Stream Partners Grant that WSWA has received. WSWA has partnered with the Town of Bath on this project.
See the article in the Morgan Messenger Feb 3, 2016 by Holly Trainum. The full grant application is on Our Watershed/Grant & Projects page.
|Posted by MikeB on February 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
This grant will install the following green stormwater
1) Conveyer Belt Diversion Breaks are used on low
traffic roads to divert water off the road surface. It consists
of a piece of used conveyer belt bolted to treated lumber
and buried in the road.
2) Berms are formed by maintenance practices and road
erosion. Removal of the berms will encourage sheet flow
into surrounding land areas rather than the concentrated
flow into the unnecessary ditch created by the berm.
3) Bio-Swales are a form of bioretention used to partially
treat water quality, attenuate flooding potential, and
convey stormwater away from critical roadways.
4) Green Does Not Mean Grassy is a plan to restore
weathered shale areas using various species other than turf
grass. Groundcover will benefit water quality, decrease
runoff, and reduce sediment deposition.
For more detail, go to the "Our Watershed" and "Grants and Projects" page.
|Posted by Tyler Orr on November 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Warm Springs Watershed Association is the recipient of a $3000.00 grant from the Two Rivers Giving Circle, part of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. This grant is the culmination of discussions that have taken place over a long period of time. Partners in this discussion have included:
There have already been several outcomes from these meetings, including:
While three of the high school’s science teachers currently use the wetlands as part of their curriculum, many people in the community fail to see the wetlands as an asset to the school and the larger community. Indeed, many people see the wetlands as a potential source of harm to students.
To address these misconceptions, WSWA and the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will create and install six kiosks in areas close to the wetlands that are used by the public. EPCD already has funds to create four kiosks. Through these kiosks, the following messages will be conveyed:
The artwork on the signs will be produced by local students.
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