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WV Rivers News: New Law, Take Back Day, Cheat Fest

posted Apr 4, 2014, 5:40 AM by Kathleen Tyner
Stronger Water Protections Now Law

This week Governor Tomblin signed SB 373, the water resources protection bill, into law. WVRC celebrates long hours of work and action from people like you. Together we helped convince lawmakers and the governor that we deserve clean rivers for safe drinking water – a victory for the rivers and the people of West Virginia! Keep an eye on your mailbox for our special edition newsletter explaining what the new legislation means for your local rivers and outlining the critical work ahead.

Properly Dispose of Medications

Removed unused and unwanted medication from your home and at the DEA National Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10 to 2pm. Take-back locations will be available throughout the nation. Find a DEA Nation Take-Back Day location near you. 

If you miss the DEA National Take-Back Day you can properly dispose of certain medications at one of the 30 WVRC sponsored ongoing take-back locations found throughout West Virginia. 

Host a Birthplace of Rivers House Party

Birthplace of Rivers by Sam Taylor Photography 

The Birthplace of Rivers National Monument "This American Land" episode appeared on the silver screen at two film festivals in March. These events are a terrific way to build support for the effort to protect headwater streams in the Monongahela National Forest. You can help too!  Host a screening of the 7-minute film at your home, office, or local watering hole. We'll send you a DVD copy to keep along with support materials. Get your film kit by emailing

Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council Honors WVRC
WVRC is honored to be selected as the 2014 project of the Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council. The Interfaith Council invites everyone to attend their 64th Annual Program and Luncheon to benefit WVRC's work protecting our rivers. The event will take place on April 29 at the John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. For more information, contact Sue Eisinger at 304-346-9767.

Cheat Fest - May 3

The annual Cheat River Festival is one of the longest running river festivals in WV and this year's festival held on Saturday, May 3, will mark 20 years of celebrating the Cheat River. Make sure to stop by the WVRC booth for WVRC goodies and a chance to chat about the latest water developments in West Virginia. See you soon!