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.
Bryan A Dawson
Bryan A Dawson3 days ago
There are a lot of deadfall trees along the trail. Much of it is cut up already. How do we go about creating a community firewood stockpile that can be sold and the proceeds donated to local charities such as the foodbanks? I would donate time and effort to establish this and I think many other people would as well.
Michael Putzer
Michael Putzer1 month ago
Will Deckers Creek be stocked by the DNR on their regular schedule? I thought that there was some discussion about this in the Fall. Hopefully, they make it FFO or Catch and Release.
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura1 week ago
Don't forget about Happy Hour Yoga at BlissBlissBliss! All Happy Hour proceeds throughout 2017 go to Morgantown charities, including FODC!

Tonight, they have an awesome expanded Happy Hour: donation massages 5pm-6pm; donation yoga (kids classes upstairs and adults downstairs) from 6-7; donation drum circle (bring your drum) from 7:30 onward.

Treat yourself while helping charities in Morgantown!
Sally Wilts
Sally Wilts shared her post to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 weeks ago
Public Forum with WV Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton
Monday, February 27, 7pm
Shenandoah Room at the Mountainlair
WVU Downtown Campus
1550 University Ave, Morgantown WV 26506

A public forum featuring newly appointed WV DEP Secretary Austin Caperton will take place on Monday, February 27th, at 7pm in the Mountainlair's Shenandoah Room on WVU's downtown campus. The event is co-hosted by the WVU Sierra Student Coalition and the Mon Group of the WV Sierra Club. Secretary Caperton will discuss his plans and vision for the WV Department of Environmental Protection under his leadership. The Secretary's remarks will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. The public is encouraged to attend.

Questions? Contact Mon Group Chair Autumn Long, 304-841-3539, or WVU Sierra Student Coalition,
Holly Purpura
Holly Purpura shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.2 weeks ago
Registration for Rain Barrel Workshop 2 is now open!
Date: Thursday, March 16th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

We scheduled this workshop to accommodate individuals that can't make it (or that want to sleep in) on Saturday mornings.

Grab 'em early! The workshops are notorious for selling out quickly.

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

Friends of Deckers Creek and Morgantown Utility Board are joining forces to hold a series of rain barrel workshops this spring and summer!

During the workshop FODC and MUB staff will help you assemble your rain barrel and teach you how to install the barrel so it will be ready to set up when you take it home. One registration purchase will equal one barrel and kit per person/group registered. Spots are limited so please don't wait to register - last year's workshops sold out hours after registration opened.

Spring Meltdown 2017

Saturday, April 22
Morgantown Brewing Co.
more information here

Drafts on Deckers 2017

Friday, October 20
Morgantown Brewing Co.
more information coming soon