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.
Suzanne Kepple
Suzanne KeppleOctober 28th, 2016 at 9:29pm
Congratulations to the raffle and trivia winners from Drafts on Deckers! Designated Driver Raffle: Nathan Baker. 50/50 Raffle: Emily Janzow. Trivia: Main Drain Team. Thank you to all who participated!
Damian Hawkins
Damian HawkinsOctober 28th, 2016 at 9:29pm
A couple browns I caught on the fly at deckers Creek. I also caught a beautiful small rainbow. Quickly becoming a favorite stream to fish. Fish seem to be thriving and growing.
Jessi Rouda
Jessi Rouda created an event for Friends of Deckers Creek.October 28th, 2016 at 9:29pm
Tom Powers
Tom PowersOctober 28th, 2016 at 9:29pm
Any word when the next water collection barrel class will happen?
Holly Purpura
Holly PurpuraOctober 28th, 2016 at 9:29pm
Biggest thank you in the world to Morgantown Brewing Company for once again holding Drafts on Deckers. HUGE thank you as well to the fantastic breweries: Chestnut Brew Works, LLC, Mountain State Brewing Co. Morgantown, Big Timber Brewing, and Brew Keepers.

Thanks to Apothecary Ale House & Café for their support, and to the AMAZING musicians who performed Friday: Greg Short Music, The High Street Jazz Band, and Weary Space Wanderer.

This evening wouldn't have been possible without you all, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts and our creek.

Stay tuned for pictures and winners of the raffles and trivia!

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

Save water, drink beer!

The second annual Drafts on Deckers will take place once again this year on Friday, October 21st.

Hosted at the Morgantown Brewing Co., the evening will feature beers from breweries across West Virginia and live music, including the High Street Jazz Band. Have a jolly good time while supporting FODC! Learn more here 

Stand-up for Deckers Creek by attending Friends of Deckers Creek’s first-ever comedy show. Join us from 8pm to 10pm on Thursday, November 17 at 123 Pleasant Street to have a good laugh for the watershed. The night will feature local comedians, a joke contest, and jolly good fun for ages 18 and over. Each ticket will be only $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Click here for more information