Welcome to the home of West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Initiative. This site is intended to serve as a resource to all those interested in how West Virginia is doing its part to help restore local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

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We have collected many resources for public use. If you don′t find what you are looking for here, please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

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    Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of the West Virginia Bay Counties.

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      Urban /   Stormwater

    As land is converted to residential and commercial uses, the new roof tops, sidewalks, driveways, and roads can cause a lot of runoff to nearby streams and rivers.

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      Homeowners /   Get Involved

    West Virginia Homeowners are urged to do their part in helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay and WV's streams.

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    Forestland in general is a large contributor of nutrients into the Bay watershed due to the magnitude of forested acres in West Virginia.