WV Rivers News: 2 Actions For Water, New WV Rivers Team Member
Two Actions For Water Needed by Monday, 4/15
Over the weekend, you can make your voice heard on two important water policies.
Ohio River Protections: River Needs Uniform Pollution Limits
The new proposal would continue to set uniform pollution control standards for the Ohio River. But implementation of the standards by the 8 Ohio River states would be voluntary. Learn more here and here.
Contact ORSANCO today, let the commissioners know that you want them to continue to set uniform pollution control standards and that adoption of their standards by states shouldn’t be optional.
Headwater Streams and Wetlands Could Lose Protections
This rule would hit West Virginia especially hard. The EPA estimates that over 1 million West Virginians depend on drinking water that comes from areas containing streams that would lose protections. Submit comments now on this devastating rollback to the Clean Water Act! Make your voice heard.
Welcome Tanner Haid, WV Rivers’ Eastern Panhandle Field Coordinator
Tanner graduated from Shepherd University with a BS in Environmental Studies and brings nearly a decade of community outreach and hands-on conservation experience. In his prior work, Tanner coordinated WV’s largest tree stewardship program, which under his leadership received multiple regional and national awards. He has also conducted stream assessments with the USGS Aquatic Ecology Laboratory and delivered education and outreach programming.
Get Involved: Protect Your Drinking Water
Earth Day Clean-ups and Events
Earth Day is April 22 and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get out and give back to our planet. Between now and the end of April there are dozens of clean-ups and Earth Day activities scheduled, find events near you here.
Earth Day Events
Angie Rosser Appointed to Environmental Protection Advisory Council
April 20: New River Dries Clean-up
April 20: Sam Michael Park Tree Planting