To be the leading proponent and facilitator with citizens, industries, elected officials, and agencies of federal, state, and local governments to identify common problems and solutions related to water quality in the Big Sandy tri-state watershed.
You are at the new Big Sandy River Basin Coalition web site. This is your online resource to research and share water quality information from the Big Sandy basin. You can become a member of the BSRBC here and contribute to discussions if you want. You can find contact information for state and federal agencies in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. As the site grows, you will be able to learn stream monitoring techniques and standards from this site.
Please take a look around. We'd like you're suggestions as we continue to develop the resource.
This strategic plan is the culmination of years of work by dedicated people who have realized that “without water, nothing lives.” We hear of children dying from swimming in our rivers and lakes, fish kills, mutations, and uneatable fish with lesions, parasites, or poisoned tissue. All as a result of polluted water.
This plan will be a step forward in achieving our vision. The plan clearly outlines goals and action items shared between Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia to improve the water quality of the Big Sandy River Basin. We also hope this plan and the projects resulting from the plan will bring much needed attention to watershed-based planning as a tool for states and local governments to work together.
Over time we can make a difference in our little corner of the world. We must make ourselves heard in order for others to join us in our fight to preserve our most precious and necessary natural resource.
My thanks to everyone who participated in this plan and to all those who have worked so hard to bring the Big Sandy River Basin to the forefront. Without Water, Nothing Lives
To achieve and sustain drinkable, fishable, and swimmable waters in the Big Sandy tri-state watershed in our lifetime.