Make it Shine Spring Cleanup 2021
April 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers Counties
Clubs, Individuals, Families, Organizations
Mission: To pick up trash anywhere that is in the Greenbrier Watershed. This year we ask volunteers to mask and distance yourselves from each other.
Greenbrier River Watershed Association will provide you and your team gloves, bags, vests’ and grabbers. Fill your bags and we will pick them up.
For more information please contact Mary Surbaugh @ 304-667-0689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenbrier River Boat Launch Locations HERE
Great Greenbrier River Race
Welcome to the last newsletter of the 2021 Legislative Session. We are not done yet as the final 8 days of the session promise to be critical. (The session ends at midnight on Saturday, April 10).
There is still time to defeat the harmful bill that would gut the Aboveground Storage Tank Act likely to be taken up by Senate Judiciary next week. Please call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on HB 2598. Scroll down for our new one-pager that will give you some talking points on why this bill is so terrible.
Read on for the WVEC lobby team’s updates on the other bills we are watching.
Thank you for all of your calls and support and let’s keep them coming in the session’s final days!
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FLOOD WATCH 2021 ~ FIND AREA RIVER GAUGES HERE
Greenbrier River Watershed Association Receives Grant for Green Floater Mussel Project
January 20, 2021
The Greenbrier River Watershed Association (GRWA) is happy to announce the receipt of a $700 grant from the Pyles & Turner Foundation, Inc. to help assist the National Fish Hatchery in White Sulphur Springs (WSSNFH) with plans to produce juveniles of Green Floater mussels for stocking back into the Greenbrier. This will increase the populations of this species and assist in its recovery. The Greenbrier River Watershed Association and WSSNFH plan to conduct an outreach event at the time of release. It also plans to monitor the survival and growth of a subset of the individuals released. The GRWA sees this project as a great opportunity to both directly improve the watershed itself and increase public interest in freshwater mussel conservation. Full story HERE
Greenbrier Watershed Association March 31, 2021 Newsletter HERE
DEQ tells MVP to Wait; Greenbrier River Race News; last MVP Tree Sitter Arrested; Make it Shine & Rain Barrel events
New Year’s Message from the President
We write in hopes that you are all safe in this uncertain time, and wanted to let you know that the Greenbrier River Watershed Association is continuing our work to keep the river and its tributaries clean and healthy. We hope you visit our Greenbrier Watershed Facebook page and are receiving the email newsletter. If not, we encourage you to send us your email we can get that to you. The Board continues to meet virtually and we want to let you know about some projects we are working on.
• Rain Barrel Workshop will provide free rain barrels for attendees of a virtual workshop scheduled for this spring.
• Educational signage at Fort Spring boat launch and new Ronceverte public access on River Road
• Partnering with New River Conservancy to secure future funding for river clean ups
• Coordination with Lewisburg Water to advocate for the new water intake to be located upstream of the landfill.
• Advocate for stronger monitoring requirements in the re-issued Landfill permit
• Continue to monitor pollution runoff at the Greenbrier Sportsplex
• Partner with the US Fish &Wildlife Service (USF&WS) and WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP)on a Water Festival for 5th graders to be held at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery in Spring 2021 (hopefully).
• Partnering with USF&WS on a Green Floater Mussel program at the fish hatchery that would provide educational opportunities and boost the mussel population in the river.
• Partnering with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and Town of Marlinton to develop a Wetland Educational Park in Marlinton along the trail.
Even though we can’t have in-person gatherings, we are working hard to protect and promote our beautiful Greenbrier River.
Also, we had to cancel our annual fundraiser during this pandemic, so if you can, please renew your membership and send us a contribution either via mail or donate HERE.
We can’t do this work without you!
John J. Walkup