Upcoming events

Corridor H Visual Assessment Training at Parson’s Community Center, Sunday, March 24 at 1 pm: Join West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Friends of the Cheat to learn how to visually monitor highway construction and help minimize impacts to our water resources! They will review common erosion and sedimentation controls, reportable issues, provide general construction updates, and set up a photo monitoring point at the Holly Meadows bridge. Learn more and register here!

Webinar Series: Community Air Monitoring Fundamentals, April 2024: Community air quality monitoring consists of local efforts to measure and understand what is in the air a community breathes in. This training, geared toward non-experts, is for anyone interested in understanding the basics of community air quality monitoring. This series offers five sessions covering basic air quality concepts, regulatory aspects, device overview, project development steps, objective setting, data management, equipment selection, Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) creation, device installation, operation, data analysis, and communication of air monitoring results. Learn more and register here.

The Cheat River Festival in Albright, WV, May 3 and May 4: Cheat Fest is a vibrant celebration of the Cheat River watershed’s revival and serves as Friends of the Cheat‘s key fundraiser, aiding their watershed initiatives and operational expenses. Rain or shine, the festival offers various activities, including live music, an art market, food vendors, and opportunities to support multiple nonprofits that are aligned with FOC’s mission. Volunteers are essential to the festival’s success, and those interested can sign up at cheatfest.org/volunteer. Profits from Cheat Fest sustain FOC’s projects and programs throughout the year. For more information, visit cheatfest.org.

Save the Date: WVEC Annual Meeting Sept. 13-15, 2024: We’re excited to announce the West Virginia Environmental Council’s Annual Meeting, which will be held from September 13 to 15 at Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, WV. We will come together to set our legislative priorities for 2025, strategize for the future, and enjoy some fun outdoor activities. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded environmental enthusiasts and make a difference for the future of West Virginia! Registration info will be available soon.

Save the Date for E-Day 2025! Join us for Environmental Day at the West Virginia State Capitol on Monday, March 17, 2025! Thank you to all of the incredible groups from all corners of the state for being a part of E-Day 2024. The members of these groups work throughout the year to promote environmental justice, protect clean air and water, advance renewable energy, and preserve our natural resources across the state. Learn more about E-Day 2024 here and find photographs here. Your opinion matters and will help to improve 2025 E-Day. If you attended E-day please share your feedback in this short survey here. See you at E-Day 2025!

Please note, the 2025 legislative session will commence on February 12 and conclude on April 12, a little later than usual.

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