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.

News and Events

Tune in here for news and events about Deckers Creek. 
For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group.

❄ Holiday Social 2017 ❄

Happy Holidays!

The strides that have been made to restore our creek
would not be possible without our members,
volunteers, donors, and friends
over the past year.
Thank you.

Dec. 13th at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
at Arts Monongahela.



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.
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura3 days ago
Thank you, Patagonia , for your donation of $19,600 to Friends of Deckers Creek's strategic outreach program for the remediation of the Richard Mine. Some of these funds will be allocated into creating a documentary about the Richard Mine--its history, its detriment to the watershed, and the future of a clean creek!

The Richard Mine is the root cause of acid mine drainage into the Deckers Creek Watershed. The acid mine drainage, which enters Deckers Creek in quantities of 800 lbs. of dissolved metals a day, degrades Deckers Creek with ultra-acidic waters, causing an ecologic barrier, before flowing into the Monongahela River.

Learn more at
Joseph Alan Bennett
Zach Carper
Zach Carper5 days ago
I lost my fly rod bag today at Deckers. If anyone comes across it, I would greatly appreciate it if you would get ahold of me. It's a black, wild water case. Thanks!
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura2 weeks ago
Donations made on Facebook today will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - here's a chance to make your dollars count twice!
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura3 weeks ago
From the bottom of our hearts and creek, this #Thanksgiving, we want to extend our profound gratitude to those that help make Deckers Creek a better place. Thank you to our volunteers, members, donors, and friends. We wouldn't be where we are today without you <3 #Thankful

Holiday Social 2017

December 13, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Arts Monongahela
more information here

In the beginning of December 2015, 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