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.

Pollutants

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.
Jessi Rouda
Jessi Rouda5 days ago
Stocked some more brook trout in deckers today!!! Thanks to the Morgantown Learning Academy for taking such good care raising these little guys, and Trout Unlimited for providing the fish for the Trout in the Classroom program! 😀🤓🐟
Jessi Rouda
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura4 days ago
Keep an eye out for the Deckers Creek article in next month's edition of Morgantown Magazine.

Photo credit: Carla Witt Ford
Jessi Rouda
Jessi Rouda5 days ago
Another underwater video of the brook trout being released in Deckers 😀🤓🐟
Jessi Rouda
William Pennington
William Pennington shared his post to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 weeks ago
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura2 weeks ago
Deckers reached a milestone this evening: brook trout were reintroduced into the creek.

Brookies are native to West Virginia, unlike rainbow and brown trout. However, while native, brook trout are less tolerant, needing cold, clean water to survive.

With the success of the rainbow stocking last year, we are optimistic. Send good vibes their way, everyone!

This stocking was possible thanks to our young friends at Skyview Elementary, who raised the brookies from eggs as part of the P. Pendleton Kennedy Chapter Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom program. Brook trout raised at Morgantown Learning Academy are also being stocked next week.

Just keep swimming little guys!

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

News and Events

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Citizen Scientist Program


Friends of Deckers Creek is hosting a Citizen Scientist Workshop on Saturday, June 24th and hopes to host several more throughout the summer for those who cannot make it!

This event is absolutely free! We provide all the tools, equipment, and instruction necessary for you to complete your roll as Citizen Scientists.

During the workshop FODC staff will help show you how to take accurate samples, calibrate your monitoring probe, properly record and report your findings, explain the importance of Citizen Scientist to our work here at FODC, and to answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Spots are limited due to available equipment, so please don't wait to register.

WHEN

June 24, Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
and July 26, Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WHERE

Outdoor Learning Park
(Behind the Kroger in Sabraton)
1851 Earl L Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

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FAQ

What if I can't attend the workshop?
We will be scheduling several other workshops throughout the summer to try and accommodate everyone’s schedules. Our next workshop is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please use the parking lot on the side of the Kroger in Sabraton, behind the gas station. This is the entrance to the Deckers Creek Rail Trail. From there it is a short walk to our Outdoor Learning Park, which can be easily spotted from the trail.

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Citizen Scientist Program

Saturday, June 24
Outdoor Learning Park
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