"Protecting Drinking Water through Land Conservation"


“A vibrant network collaborating on land conservation and stewardship practices to protect safe, clean drinking water for communities in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia”

Commitment to Diversity

"The Safe Water Conservation Collaborative is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work. We strive for diverse representation within our partnership, and equitable distribution of resources to our community, regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender identity, language, national origin, physical or mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or other characteristics that make us unique."


Education - Community members, community leaders, and public policy makers understand the links between protected lands and safe drinking water and have taken action to support our efforts.

Implementation - Accelerated adoption of conservation easements, implementation of conservation practices, and community engagement in source water protection.

Funding & Collaboration - A sustainable partnership with adequate financial resources, mechanisms for collaboration, and engaged partners providing leadership and support on action plan strategies.

Policy - Strengthened policies that increase funding, resources, and time for land conservation, conservation practices, and source water protection.