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DEP Stream Partners

Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water and Waste Management/Office of Water Resources

Entity Eligible to Apply for Grant:
501 C(3) or partner with a 501 C(3) organization

Type of Grant:

Stream and wetland mitigation projects require land acquisition, establishment of a conservation easement, assessment, design, development of a final mitigation plan, construction and monitoring over a minimum of a 10 year period.  


W Virginia's Stream Partners Program is a cooperative effort among multiple state agencies and is housed within the WVDEP's Division of Water and Waste Management. In 1996 the West Virginia Legislature passed HB 4497. This action amended 60CSR4 of West Virginia Code and created the Stream Partners Program (SPP).

SPP is a grant program created to support the efforts of local watershed groups. A Stream Partner is a community-based organization comprised of local citizens, industry, environmental groups, sportsmen, government, landowners and more. These stakeholders come together to improve the quality of life in and around their streams and throughout the watershed.

The Legislature appropriates an annual $100,000 from general revenue funds to be distributed as $5,000 seed grants to these organizations to complete watershed improvement projects. These grants are awarded with the approval of all four state agency directors.

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