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West Virginia Watershed Groups Honored For Efforts
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 13, 2012 2:01 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
For the 14th year, watershed groups from across West Virginia were recognized by the West Virginia Watershed Network for their efforts in protecting and restoring local watersheds.
More than 100 volunteers and resource providers attended Watershed Celebration Day on Sept. 7-8, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. The event was hosted by the Coal River Group at its Science and Education Center in Tornado. The DEP was among the sponsors of the event.
This year’s highest honor went to the Warm Springs Run Watershed Association from Berkeley Springs. The volunteers were recognized for their ability to create partnerships, to spread the word on how good streams go bad, and their foresight to take a proactive approach by developing a comprehensive watershed restoration plan. The Warm Springs Run Watershed Association was named the 2012 Watershed Association of the Year.
Other Watershed Associations were recognized for their work in the following categories:
• North Fork Watershed Association, Davis
• Plateau Action Network, Fayetteville
• Coal River Group, St. Albans
• Opequon Creek Project Team, Martinsburg
• Sleepy Creek Watershed Association, Berkeley Springs
Outreach and Education
• Buckhannon River Watershed Association, Buckhannon
• Friends of Deckers Creek, Morgantown
• Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River, Alderson
• Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Lewisburg
• Morris Creek Watershed Association, Montgomery
• Piney Creek Watershed Association, Beckley
• Davis Creek Watershed Association, Charleston
• Friends of the Cheat, Kingwood
• Sarah Veselka, Friends of Deckers Creek
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