Appalachian Forest Heritage Area:
Celebrates the central Appalachian forest — its history, culture, natural history, forest management, and products. This grassroots partnership works in West Virginia and western Maryland to explore the relationship between the Appalachian highlands forest and the people who live within it.

Cacapon Institute:
Cacapon Institute is dedicated to using science and education to help concerned citizens protect and enjoy the Cacapon, Potomac, and other Appalachian watersheds.

Canaan Valley Institute:
Canaan Valley Institute is a nonprofit, non-advocacy organization committed to helping communities build their capacity to address environmental or economic problems by implementing locally determined solutions

Eastern Panhandle Conservation District:
Through the guidance of this agency and its partnerships, resources are brought to local communities and land users to address a broad range of priority conservation issues.

Go Native Plants:
Unique water-wise plants for the home gardener. Healthy and hardy low-water use natives, perennials, groundcovers, and herbs delivered fresh from the greenhouse to your front door.

Morgan County Community Organizations:
A consortium of nonprofit organizations actively involved in supporting Morgan County, WV residents of all ages.

Morgan County Ecology
The MCEC was formed to stimulate, promote, and develop Morgan County, WV as a sustainable and responsible community that follows “green” practices. For more information, please contact the MCEC at: or visit the Web site at

The Morgan County Planning Commission and staff administers six ordinances along with the issuance of building permits. These ordinances are the Morgan County Subdivision Regulations, Stormwater Management Regulations, Commercial and Industrial Improvement Location Permit Ordinance, Floodplain Ordinance, Salvage Yard Regulations and the Exotic Entertainment Ordinance.

Morgan County Recycles:
This site is sponsored by the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority furthering their committment to work with all the citizens of Morgan County to develop and grow the County recycling program. This vital program contributes greatly to preserving the natural resources we are so fortunate to enjoy in our area

The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences & Technologies, Inc. (FAST):
The Forum advances informal education of individuals in Morgan County to apply arts, sciences and technologies in their daily lives.

Potomac RiverKeeper

Potomac Water Watch:
Focusing on Fish Kills, Intersex, Emerging Contaminants and Endocrine Disrupters.
Smart Growth Gateway:
A clearinghouse of information, a “one-stop shopping” web resource where local government officials, civic leaders, and concerned citizens can access information and resources on matters relating to smart growth, sustainable development, and environmental protection.

Trash Fee Potomac Watershed Initiative/Treaty:
To dramatically improve the enjoyment of the rivers and streams of the Potomac watershed, we are committed to a Trash-Free Potomac by 2013!

Travel Berkeley Springs:
The official Website of Berkeley Springs, WV ~ The Country’s First Spa.

Three Rivers Habitat Partnership:
Assists corporations, communities, and organizations to enhance wildlife habitat in the Pittsburgh region. Of particular interest to our members and visitors is the Backyard Buffers page at:

Up On Sleepy Creek, West Virginia Wildlife magazine, by Kieran O’Malley, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources.

Upper Potomac RiverKeeper

WV Chesapeake Bay Program:
A resource to all those interested in how West Virginia is doing its part to help restore local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

WV Conservation Agency Publications Water Resource Center (WVCA-WRC): Downloadable/printable brochures and fact sheets on groundwater, turbidity, and Non-Point Source Pollution,

WV Rivers Coalition:
This organization is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of West Virginia’s rivers and streams.

WV Tributary Strategy Stakeholders Group:
This site is provided by The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute as a resource for stakeholders engaged in Water and Watershed issues in West Virginia. The site is currently hosting information for the WV Tributary Strategies Stakeholders Group and Jefferson County, Water Advisory Committee

World Water Monitoring Day:
Each year, citizens of the global community join in World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), a worldwide opportunity to positively impact the health of rivers, lakes, estuaries and other water bodies. Volunteer monitoring groups, water quality agencies, students, and the general public are invited to test four key indicators of water quality: temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.

WV Save Our Streams:
Among other useful resources, this site includes a Field Guild to Aquatic Invertebrates. This PDF file uses illustrations and Internet links to familiarize the user with commonly encountered families of aquatic invertebrates. The illustrations are from the the Guide to Macroinvertebrates of the Upper Midwest and are used by permission from the University of Minnesota.