The West Virginia Land Trust and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition have partnered under the Land and Water Initiative, a grand from the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network and Land Trust Alliance, which aims to build capacity for land protection in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The initial phase of the project includes a series of stakeholder meetings in the Potomac drainage of Jefferson County. The meetings will be used to identify ways that conservation and planning efforts can be linked with source water protection opportunities.
The project also involves creating maps and an action plan that will identify conservation and civic resources that will be helpful for promoting land protection as a strategy for safeguarding drinking water supplies.
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