WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $299,362 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to support wetlands protection.

“I’m glad to see this investment heading to our state, which will assist WVDEP in updating wetland mapping for 23 counties and supporting community conservation trainings,” Senator Capito said. “This kind of citizen involvement is critical for monitoring in our natural spaces and fostering a statewide appreciation of our outdoors.”

“West Virginia is home to endless, beautiful and diverse public lands and areas, including our unique wetlands. I am pleased EPA is investing in West Virginia to provide training and improve wetlands monitoring, assessment, and mapping. I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to protect our public lands and keep the Mountain State wild and wonderful,” Senator Manchin said. 

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