The West Virginia’s Stream Partners Program (SPP) is a cooperative effort amoung multiple state agencies and is housed within the WVDEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management.
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.
Potential Project ideas include: plant trees and native species along stream banks to create habitat areas and stabilize banks, enhance wetlands with plantings, access or habitat boxes, install stormwater control practices such as rain barrels, and rain gardens, create access points with boat launches, fishing piers and trails, monitor water quality to identify project areas or measure success, or install stream structures for habitat and flow.
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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Applications are to be submitted by email. There is an online form at
The WV Stream Partners Program will be accepting applications for the 2024 grant year until midnight on Friday, September 15th.