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.

Resources

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

    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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       Forestry

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

WVDA is Leading the Way in Cleaning Up Major East Coast Watershed