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.

Drafts on Deckers

At the third annual Drafts on Deckers, save water by drinking beer! This proceeds night held by Morgantown Brewing Company for Friends of Deckers Creek will feature beer tastings and live music, including performances by The High Street Jazz Band, Manor and Friends, and The Whiskey Victor Band.The event will run from 5:30 pm to midnight in the newly-renovated basement of the Morgantown Brewing Company on Saturday, Oct. 21. Learn more on our Facebook Event Page!

You can't have good beer without clean water!

At the Drafts on Deckers, you can enjoy lots of different varieties of craft beers from the best locally-owned breweries, as well as enjoy delicious food and live music.

The proceeds night will be in the newly-renovated basement of the Morgantown Brewing Company.

Tickets are $20 for online pre-registration, and $25 for at-the-door sales. Tickets are available at

All proceeds will go towards Friends of Deckers Creek, who work to keep our watershed clean (so our local breweries continue making quality beer)!


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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 Purpura2 weeks ago
We are one step closer to a swimmable, fishable Deckers Creek in its entirety. The NRCS has awarded $3,375,000 to treat the Richard Mine, the Goliath of the watershed.

Richard is why Deckers is bright orange and smells like sulfur in Morgantown. Imagine a clear, beautiful Deckers Creek instead. This is within our grasp.

However, this is the first step. Over the next year, we need YOU.

We need the community rallied behind us as we work to line-up funding for ongoing maintenance and to convince local officials and stakeholders that a clean Deckers Creek is worth seeing.

What can you do? Make a phone call to ask local officials to support our efforts. Spread the word to your neighbors and friends. Volunteer to help raise awareness. Make a contribution to our efforts.

With the help of a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens, we will change this part of the world for the better.

Learn more about Richard:
Signup to volunteer:
Make a contribution:
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura shared her post to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 days ago
Grab a ticket for Drafts on Deckers 2017 today to get the early bird rate and an FODC 2017 pint glass for free. PSA: we only have 125 glasses, and we've run out each year.

Live music from the The High Street Jazz Band, Whiskey Victor, and The Manor and Friends, great brews, and clean water.

Also, for any fan of clean water & WVU football, we will be streaming the game downstairs on a projector. Watch the game in style while supporting your local watershed.
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura6 days ago
The T-shirts for the Drafts on Deckers are in! Just in time, too--it's only one week until the big night!

Who plans on stopping by to taste the local craft beer? If you do, pick up one of these awesome shirts! And don't forget to pre-register at to get yourself a free FODC pint glass, too!
Tyler Francis
Tyler Francis3 months ago
Does anyone have any info on if the rainbow trout did well or not?
Rita Colistra
Rita Colistra shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.1 week ago
Give us your opinions for a chance to win a $20 gift card to The Grind! FODC is working with a team of WVU students to gauge current awareness about the benefits of the Deckers Creek Watershed to the Morgantown and surrounding communities.

Follow this link to take the survey:
It will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

In exchange for your time, you have the opportunity to enter a random drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for The Grind! Your answers will be confidential and will not be tied to you in any way. If you feel uncomfortable answering these questions, you may withdraw at any time. Contact Madison Felton, project research director, with questions at

Drafts on Deckers

October 21, 5:30PM - 12:00AM
Morgantown Brewing Co.
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