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Make It Shine Applications Print E-mail

Make It Shine Applications available for 2012 

1/20/2012 
Applications are now available for the 2012 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. This annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.

During the first two weeks of April, the DEP’s Make It Shine program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to community groups volunteering to conduct litter cleanups on state streams or public lands.

More than 3,800 West Virginia citizens participated in last year’s statewide cleanup. These volunteers removed close to 150 tons of litter and 4,200 tires from our state’s landscape.

The application deadline for those wishing to participate in the 2012 Make It Shine Cleanup is March 1. Applications are available through contacting Travis Cooper of the Make It Shine Program at 1-800-322-5530, or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications may also be downloaded via the net at: www.dep.wv.gov. Click on “REAP” under the Land section on the homepage.

Contact:

Tom Aluise 
304-926-0499 
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Chesapeake Bay TMDL Print E-mail

State releases plan for Chesapeake Bay TMDL 

1/19/2012 
West Virginia has released its draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) as part of its requirement under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay initiative.

The Phase II WIP continues the process of defining how West Virginia, in partnership with federal and local governments, will achieve the pollution load reductions required to support the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. A TMDL is the maximum amount of a pollutant a body of water can receive and still meet its water quality standards.

The Bay TMDL, which grew out of a 2009 Executive Order from President Obama calling for the natural sustainability of the Bay Watershed, involves a six-state region. It targets load reductions of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus from sources such as agriculture, wastewater treatment facilities, non-point storm water runoff and permitted storm water.

Eight West Virginia Eastern Panhandle counties – Pendleton, Grant, Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson – are part of the Bay Watershed. The Potomac River, which flows through the Eastern Panhandle, drains into the Chesapeake Bay.

West Virginia’s Phase II WIP is a modification of its Phase I WIP and adds local detail, as well as increased specificity and accountability. It was developed by the West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, as well as the state Conservation Agency, with significant input from The Conservation Fund-Freshwater Institute, Cacapon Institute, WVU Extension, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many other partners.

A draft of the Phase II WIP is available at www.wvca.us/bay.

Public comment on the draft will be accepted through Feb. 20, 2012. Comments may be sent to Alana Hartman, WVDEP-DWWM, HC 63 Box 2545, Romney, WV 26757 or electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The final Phase II WIP is currently scheduled for submission to the EPA on March 30, 2012.

Contact:

Tom Aluise 
304-926-0499 
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