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WV Rivers News: Water Policy Update, Upcoming Events, Calling All Filmmakers

posted Aug 14, 2015, 6:16 AM by Kathleen Tyner

Summer Policy Update

Thanks to all who responded to our July action alert to comment on important water quality regulations. We represented you at two public hearings and also submitted technical comments on proposed revisions to 
water quality standards, fracking regulations, and aboveground storage tank rules. Check out some of the media coverage we were featured in herehere and here.
Now we await the agency’s response to our comments and prepare for the regulations to move through the legislative process when we’ll need your help again. For more info on current policy issues we’re working on, click here.

Celebrate the Gauley

Make plans to stop by the WV Rivers' tent at American Whitewater's annual Gauley Fest, Sept. 18–19, in Summersville. This year American Whitewater is teaming up with West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Keen Footwear for an all-out push for the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument campaign. Come on out, show your support, and celebrate the mighty Gauley!

Slatyfork Fat Tire Festival

Looking for an adrenaline filled way to explore Birthplace of Rivers? Join our friends at Poca Trails for their annual Slatyfork Fat Tire Festival, Aug. 21–23. It's a 3-day mountain bike racing event over single track and rock gardens through spruce forest and amazing views. While you're there, thank the Poca Trails crew for all their hard work maintaining the trails throughout Pocahontas County

Submit Your Film to the WV Rivers Film Festival

Grab your calendar and mark Thursday, October 22, as the WV Rivers Film Festivalin Morgantown! It's an evening of films, live music with the Half Time String Band, and prizes. You don't want to miss it!

We need YOU to 
submit your best films for festival consideration. We're looking for adventure and conservation films that showcase the wonder of West Virginia and the surrounding region. Preferred films are under 15 minutes, but longer films will be considered. So click here and submit your best kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing or Appalachian issues film!

Is your business interested in 
sponsorship opportunities? Email for more information.