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West Virginia Conservation Agency. Section 319 Non Point Source Program. WVCA is the primary entity responsible for the implementation of the: Agriculture Components Construction Components of the Section 319 Non Point Source Program and for coordinating and implementing water quality

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section 319 non point source program
Section 319 Non Point Source Program

WVCA is the primary entity

responsible for the

implementation of the:

  • Agriculture Components
  • Construction Components

of the Section 319 Non Point

Source Program and for

coordinating and

implementing water quality

improvement projects.

conservation specialists lead for project teams
Conservation Specialists - Lead for Project Teams

WVCA Conservation Specialists (CS)

provide support to:

  • Volunteer Watershed Associations
  • Education of Citizens on Non Point Source Pollution Issues
  • Identify Local Stakeholders Partners and Funding Sources
  • Take the Lead for Project Teams

Consisting of Community

Stakeholders to Place Projects on the Ground.

conservation specialists direct service providers
Conservation Specialists – Direct Service Providers

The CSs serve as direct service providers and help

coordinate assistance from other sources to watershed

organizations and landowners. WVCA supports statewide

efforts to address nonpoint pollution through the

coordination and implementation of projects addressing:

  • Runoff
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Stormwater Management
  • Nutrient and Pest Management
  • Stream Cleanup
  • Riparian Demonstrations
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Pre and Post Monitoring
  • Watershed Assessments
  • BMP Selection and Installation
  • Availability and Types of Conservation Programs
  • Financial Assistance
  • Water Quality Improvements
wvca conservation districts
WVCA / Conservation Districts

The Conservation Districts

have various programs that

the CS play a critical role in

delivering such as:

  • Lime Program
  • Multi-flora Rose
  • Autumn Olive
  • Calibration & Utilization of Rental Equipment
outreach education
Outreach & Education

Education is provided on many NPS topics through:

  • Distribution of Publications
  • Conference Presentations
  • Watershed Models
  • Hands-on Field Days
  • Articles
  • Demonstration Sites
  • Presentations to Schools
  • Community Groups
  • Watershed Associations
  • Landowners
  • Land/Resource Users
  • Professionals
  • Local Farmers
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Engineers
  • Government Representatives
  • General Public
  • Staff
technical assistance with best management practice bmp selection
Technical Assistance withBest Management Practice (BMP)Selection

The WVCA Conservation

Specialists provide

technical assistance with

BMP selection, as well as

assist with the writing and

review of erosion and

sediment control plans for

adequacy on construction

sites under 1 acre.

watershed resource center
Watershed Resource Center

Provides training,

information transfer, and

assistance to all aspects

of water quality efforts

statewide. For upcoming

events, available

publications, available

funding, etc. visit:

http://www.wvca.us/wvwrc/