Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (Beckley, WV)

Name

  • Name:Mrs. April Trent
  • Title:Program Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team
  • Address:198 George Street
    Beckley, WV 25801
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(304) 461-3134
  • Main fax:(304) 254-9144

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team coordinates and trains up to 55 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers who work full-time with host watershed groups at the grassroots level and live in their communities to promote social and environmental change. The Watershed Team was founded in 2002 to fight poverty, providing rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences with the help they need to clean up their home-place-watersheds and make their communities healthy places to live and work. Watershed Team volunteers serve side-by-side with Appalachian citizens in areas with a history of pre-regulatory coal mining, where water pollutants such as Acid Mine Drainage and improper sewage disposal plague most communities.

  • History:
  • Awarded the Department of the Interior’s 2004 Environmental Achievement Award for its work – and in 2006, a National Summit of Mining Communities award for outstanding partnering with governmental agencies – the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team coordinates and trains up to 55 VISTA volunteers who work full-time with host watershed groups at the grassroots level and live in their communities to promote social and environmental change. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), a national service program often called “the domestic Peace Corps,” provides full-time volunteers to nonprofits and other community organizations to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. The Watershed Team was founded in 2002 to fight poverty, providing rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences with the help they need to clean up their home-place-watersheds and make their communities healthy places to live and work. Watershed Team volunteers serve in Appalachian Coal Country communities with a history of pre-regulatory coal mining, where abandoned mines in these areas continue to spew forth metals-laden water, often highly acidic (known as AMD or Acid Mine Drainage), coating streambeds with a thick, foul orange sediment that destroys aquatic habitat and renders waterways useless as economic and community resources. Appalachian Coal Country encompasses eight primary states (AL, KY, MD, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV). Due to similarities in geography, geology, and history, the rural mountainous areas of these states share characteristics of economic hardship, environmental devastation, and a general sense of powerlessness in the local culture. In the area served by the Watershed Team, the average median household income is $29,660 (compared with a $41,994 national average) and in our most struggling counties an average of 30% of individuals are living below the poverty line. Over three million people in these same states live within one mile of abandoned mine land, facing health, environmental, and economic repercussions.


    To date, the ACCWT's VISTA members have engaged community volunteers to contribute more than 107,000 hours of service to watershed projects. They have generated over $6 million in in-kind donations and $3.9 million in grants and donations for host organizations. Watershed Team VISTAs have a track record of success in finding ways to engage community members with watershed issues through projects that address both watershed health and community revitalization.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Dr. T. Allan Comp, Director of the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Mrs. April Trent, Program Coordinator for the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Not Applicable
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:55-0725472

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:550725472
  • Organization Name:CITIZENS CONSERVATION CORPS OF WEST VIRGINIA
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:198 GEORGE ST
  • Organization City:BECKLEY
  • Organization State:WV
  • Organization Zip:25801-2608
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1994
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 379
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$1,928,790
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,770,121
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,725,047
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:27:58 am

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