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 Purpura2 days ago
Calling all creeklings! Tomorrow starting at 6 pm is the extended Happy Hour Yoga for FODC at BlissBlissBliss​. All classes are donation-based, and ALL proceeds go entirely to FODC. Classes include yoga for adults and kids, as well as a drum circle.

Thanks to BlissBlissBliss and Elizabeth Halliday Reynolds​ for everything you do for Deckers Creek.

Also, keep your eyes out for registration in the next week for a yoga 5K coming up in September thanks to BlissBlissBliss!
Jessi Rouda
Jessi Rouda1 week 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 Purpura1 week 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 Rouda1 week 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

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.


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

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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
more information here