One Step Closer to a Healthier Chesapeake Bay
- Land conservation is featured as a strategy to reduce nutrients and sediment. WV Rivers supports this strategy, as land conservation is also one of our priority strategies in our Safe Water for West Virginia program for protecting drinking water through watershed protection.
- Climate change is directly addressed in the plan. We are already seeing the impact of climate change in West Virginia with heavier storm events creating devastating flooding events that sweep more pollution into our streams and rivers. West Virginia’s plan addresses the issue of climate change directly by planning for more pollution reduction practices than required to offset the impacts of increased pollution from flooding.
- The public was engaged throughout the planning process. WV Rivers Coalition is committed to empowering communities to protect our streams and rivers and giving a voice to all West Virginians when it comes to clean, safe water. Community engagement throughout the planning process was the driving force behind creating this attainable plan that focuses on local priorities to achieve regional successes for clean water.