EPA 319 Program

We are proud to announce that Downstream Strategies has been contracted to create a Tug Fork River Watershed Based Plan for MCDowell and Mingo Counties in West Virginia.

A Watershed Based Plan is the required first step so that funding can be made available to begin to remediate water quality issues in the Tug Fork's tributaries.

Watershed Based Plan Requirements

Nonpoint Source Program Approaches to Reducing Fecal Coliform Pollution | Webinar Series

Did you know that fecal coliform is a leading cause of impairment in West Virginia streams? Over 11,000 miles of stream are affected by fecal coliform contamination.

Combat water contamination with knowledge! Watch this 5-part webinar series on fecal coliform reduction in WV rivers and streams. Presentations from: WV Rivers Coalition, WV Department of Environmental Protection, WV Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Conservation Agency, Trout Unlimited, & Crab Orchard Public Service District. Topics include: septic pumping, septic system replacements, BMPs for pastures, source tracking and load calculations for TMDLs, cluster systems, solutions where septic systems are no good, the perspective from a public service district, what the Nonpoint Source Program can do, and how the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and its partners work.

The webinar recording links can be found below. These recordings, as well as select presentation slides and resources from the presenters can be found on the WV Watershed Network webpage under 'Nonpoint Source Program Approaches to Reducing Fecal Coliform Pollution | Webinar Series.'