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.
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura shared her event to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.December 11th, 2016 at 6:44am
Join us for the FODC Holiday Social next Friday, December 16th to honor the work of our members, volunteers, donors, and friends.

The social is no cost to attend - it's a night to celebrate the holidays and honor you! Also, Morgantown Utility Board and FODC will have a free raffle for a rain barrel and kit, so stop on down to put your name in for it.
Nick Revetta
Nick RevettaDecember 11th, 2016 at 6:44am
National Geographic article about Deckers!

Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura updated the group photo in Friends of Deckers Creek.December 11th, 2016 at 6:44am
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura created an event for Friends of Deckers Creek.December 11th, 2016 at 6:44am
Joe Hildreth
Joe HildrethDecember 11th, 2016 at 6:44am
An absolutely beautiful day on Decker's last week!

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

With the year quickly coming to a close and the holiday season upon us, we at FODC are excited to honor the hard work and dedication of our members, donors, volunteers, friends, and founders!
Friday, December 16 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Arts Monongahela

 Join us in celebrating and feel free to bring any friends, family, and/or dishes and beverages of your choice!

This season at Friends of Deckers Creek we would like to take a moment to recognize all that we are thankful for. Without the generous support of our community of supporters and donors we could not continue on the mission to improve the quality of Deckers Creek for all to enjoy.

In order to continue to protect Deckers Creek, please consider donating to Friends of Deckers Creek during this year’s #GivingTuesday, this Tuesday November 11th. If donating is not in your holiday budget this year, please consider volunteering with us this upcoming year."