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WV Rivers News: Summer Water Policy, WV Rivers House Party, Birthplace of Rivers

posted Jul 10, 2015, 9:36 AM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Jul 10, 2015, 9:38 AM ]

Keeping Your Playspace Clean

With steady summer rains there is lots of water to enjoy in West Virginia! We’re keeping those waters clean through our work on various water policy issues this month. We’re defending against moves to increase mercury, aluminum and selenium pollution. We’re involved in the public comment process in the development of new chemical storage tank regulations. We’re meeting with our congressional reps to uphold the Clean Water Act. 

Look out for next week’s policy action alert to voice your support for clean rivers and streams!

Action Alert - Call or Email Senator Manchin

It's time to make the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument happen! 

Please take a few moments and 
contact Senator Joe Manchin and ask him to introduce legislation in Congress that would establish West Virginia's first national monument, the Birthplace of Rivers.  

If you have already contacted Senator Manchin, thank you for your action! 

 here to learn more and see a suggested message.

WV Rivers House Party!

Join Bill Turner and Susan Rosshirt on Saturday, July 18th
 for a relaxed evening in their home
celebrating West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Learn more 

Please RSVP to or 304-637-7201 by July 15.

Celebrate Swimmable Waters

WV Rivers is home to the Headwaters WATERKEEPER©. Join us and other WATERKEEPERS© as we celebrate Swimmable Water Weekend, July 31 - August 2

Throughout the Swimmable Water Weekend post photos of you enjoying the water using the hashtags ‪#SwimmableWater‬ and #WVRivers

Every photo posted from July 31-Aug. 2 will count as one entry to win a grand prize package from WATERKEEPER©, including a GoPro Hero, generously donated by Leadership Circle members Dylan and Emmeli Bruno, a Kokatat paddle jacket, KEEN sandals and more! Click here for official rules.

Save the Date - WV Rivers Film Festival Oct. 22

Grab your calendar and mark Thursday, October 22, as the WV Rivers Film Festival in Morgantown! 

Are you a 
filmmaker who would like to submit a film for consideration or a business interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email for more information.