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.

12th Annual Spring Meltdown

This Earth Day weekend, shake off the winter blues while supporting Friends of Deckers Creek at the 12th Annual Spring Meltdown. Free entry, silent and live auction, live music, great beer, and clean water. 

Our items for auction will include outdoor gear, recreational equipment, clothing, gift cards to local stores and restaurants, tickets to events and landmarks, free memberships to wonderful organizations, and many others! An updated list will be provided soon when we have a complete list of all of the available goodies.

Hosted at the Morgantown Brewing Co., enjoy some fantastic food and tasty beer while helping out your watershed! All proceeds will directly benefit the health of our creek and all of the wildlife in it.

We hope to see you there!


We're counting down the days!

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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.
Gloria Sofranko
Gloria Sofranko shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 days ago
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Martin Christ
Martin Christ5 days ago
Subterranean Bridge--is it flooding?
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Daniel Gifford4 days ago
White ave in Sabraton this afternoon
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Friends of Deckers Creek shared National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's video to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.1 week ago
Thank you, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, for choosing FODC as one of your 17 grantees, and making it possible for us to continue educating local children in environmental science. Learning about the earth, its processes, and its animals is an important adventure for our future scientists and leaders! #21stCenturySTEM #healthywatersheds
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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
In April 2017, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnered to fund STEM activities around the country. These projects connected environmental educators with after-school enrichment programs to help children learn about their local watershed. Learn more at

Spring Meltdown

April 21, 6pm to 12am
at the Morgantown Brewing Co.
more event 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