Brownfields program part of WVU initiatives receiving $500K in grants from Benedum Foundation

The grants will benefit various programs and initiatives at WVU and across the state including

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center – $100,000 – Funding to the Strategic Teardown of Properties Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated Buildings 2.0 initiative will leverage the work completed by BAD Buildings communities in the first phase of the project. A new Demolition Grant Fund will be used to demolish designated BAD Buildings properties in communities statewide.

WRI introduces Boy Scouts to environmental sciences at National Jamboree

This week the West Virginia Water Research Institute will roll out an exciting new program as part of the 2017 National Scout Jamboree held at the Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve near Mount Hope, WV. The Jamboree takes place July 19-28.

The West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab will introduce scouts to the world of environmental science, technology, engineering and math (E-STEM).  The lab will include a series of fun hands-on outdoor activities centered on the BSA.