Helping our community

One creek at a time.

Deckers Creek

Meandering and descending through a steep gorge, this beautiful tributary is filled with waterfalls, boulders, and rock slides, making it an attractive destination for kayakers and rock climbers.


Over the years, Deckers Creek has suffered. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from West Virginia's many abandoned coal mines and other pollutants harm the 64 square mile watershed and destroy natural habitats.

What We Do

Friends of Deckers Creek works to clean up the decades of environmental degradation inflicted on our watershed through AMD remediation projects, trash clean-ups, community outreach, and environmental education.

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Friends of Deckers Creek

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve and monitor the water quality of Deckers Creek. Deckers Creek meanders through Preston and Monongalia counties in West Virginia connecting several communities along its route.
Nick Revetta
Nick Revetta shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 months ago
National Geographic article about Deckers!

Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura1 month ago
Stop down at Arts Monongahela tonight for the FODC Holiday Social to celebrate #cleanwater in #Morgantown
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura3 weeks ago
Check out this awesome summer #CreekShot of Deckers! With the New Year approaching, we wish you all a happy, healthy, and productive 2017. Let us not forget to take time to enjoy the little things this year and continue to protect and care for the things we hold most dear.
#CleanWater #DeckersCreek #NewYear #2017
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 weeks ago
The number of Make-it-Shine cleanups in WV increased 21% over the past year, with a 56% increase in volunteer response.

Thanks to everyone who helped with FODC's Make-it-Shine cleanups last year: 3 cleanups in 2 days, with over 10,000 lbs of trash and 150 tires removed.

Who's up for a repeat this year? Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1st, 2017.

Jessi Rouda
Jessi Rouda1 week ago
It's been a frigid past few days on Deckers, but things are cookin in the office!! Stay tuned for upcoming events!!

In the beginning of December, we moved to the Woodburn Elementary School, which has been re-purposed for nonprofit offices thanks to the Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission.

Our new office is located at 205 Parsons Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.

New Office at Woodburn

Join us to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of FODC at our Holiday Social

Friends of Deckers Creek and Morgantown Utility Board are joining forces to hold a series of rain barrel workshops this spring and summer!

During the workshop FODC and MUB staff will help you assemble your rain barrel and teach you how to install the barrel so it will be ready to set up when you take it home. One registration purchase will equal one barrel and kit per person/group registered. Spots are limited so please don't wait to register - last year's workshops sold out hours after registration opened.

Spring Meltdown 2017

Saturday, April 22
Morgantown Brewing Co.
more information coming soon

Drafts on Deckers 2017

Friday, October 20
Morgantown Brewing Co.
more information coming soon