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.
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.
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! 😀🤓🐟
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.
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.
June 24, Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
and July 26, Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Learning Park
(Behind the Kroger in Sabraton)
1851 Earl L Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
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.