2018-01-17 / School News

State agencies award nearly $100,000 in 2018 Stream Partners Grants

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA), and the West Virginia Division of Forestry have awarded $98,360 in grant funding for 21 groups as part of the Stream Partners Program.

The West Virginia Stream Partners program was established by the Legislature in Code Section 20-13 to “encourage citizens to work in partnership with appropriate state agencies so that the state's rivers and streams are safe for swimming, fishing and other forms of recreation, can support appropriate public and commercial purposes, and can provide habitat for plant and animal life.”

Local organizations receiving funding include:

Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust: $5,000

Warm Springs Watershed Association: $2,765

For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov.

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