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.
Tyler Linkous
Tyler Linkous1 day ago
Found acouple takers yesterday. So glad to have a trout stream so close to my house. If we are careful about how we treat the stream and fish I think we will have a wonderful wild trout stream for a long time to come!
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.
John Moore
John Moore shared a link to the group: Friends of Deckers Creek.22 hours ago
Here is the video I made from that day
John Moore
Kayaking Deckers Creek in West Virginia
A summer time run down Deckers Creek. The level was 367 cfs. We walked deduction rapid and ran everything else. This was my first time down. People normally ...
John Moore
John Moore1 day ago
Eyes rapid from last summer

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