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.
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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11th Annual Spring Meltdown
Saturday, April 22, 6pm to 12am
at the Morgantown Brewing Co.
$17K in items, all for the watershed!
We are very excited for Deckers Creek to be sunny and warm after this fickle winter we've faced the past few months.
We have over $17,000 worth of goods donated from companies and individuals across the Morgantown area. Stop on down to get a deal!
Be a friend to your watershed by bringing a friend!
6:00 pm - Silent Auction Begins
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm - Ryan Krofchek of Fletchers Grove
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm - Mike Arbogast
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Live Auction
9:00 pm – 9:45 pm - Mike Arbogast
10:00 pm – Midnight - Weary Space Wanderer
10:30 pm - Silent auction closes
You can win the silent auction without being present for auction close
Morgantown Rain Barrel Workshop 2017
Friends of Deckers Creek and Morgantown Utility Board are joining forces to hold a series of rain barrel workshops this spring and summer!
For the purchase of one registration, you will receive a food-grade rain barrel and a universal diverter kit, normally a $75-$100 value.
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.
Workshop 1: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Workshop 2: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Workshop 3: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Workshop 4: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Morgantown Utility Board: 278 Green Bag Road, Morgantown WV 26501
What if I miss the workshop?
We understand - things happen. However, if you miss the workshops for which you are scheduled, you will be invited to attend another of the other scheduled workshops. If you are not free any of the remaining workshop dates, we apologize, but we will be unable to accommodate refunds or special pick-up dates.
Do I have to attend the whole workshop to receive the barrel?
Yes. You will have a chance to learn about rain barrel installation and stormwater runoff. We cannot provide a barrel unless you are present for the entire workshop.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please bring a vehicle large enough to bring your barrels home. There will be free parking at the event.
Upon arrival at the Morgantown Utility Board facility off of Green Bag Road, please pull through the gates and park in the designated parking area.
Can you deliver the barrels?
No, we are unable to deliver the barrels.
Please bring a vehicle large enough to transport a barrel that holds around 55 gallons of water. We have seen barrels fit in the backseat of 4-door sedans (e.g. Toyota Corolla); however, if going in the backseat, bring a blanket because the barrels may be dusty/dirty.
What should I bring to the event?
If you have a battery-powered drill, please bring it. This is not a requirement - we will have a few drills. However, the more drills we have, the quicker the set-up will be.
Also, as stated above, please bring a vehicle large enough to transport a 55 gallon barrel.
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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
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What is the refund policy?
We are unable to accommodate refunds.
Can more than one person from my household come to the workshop?
Yes! Bring your whole family! You all will have a chance to learn about rain barrels and stormwater runoff. For the cost of one registration, you will receive one barrel.
Can I register twice to receive two barrels?
Please only one registration per household per workshop. We hope to provide as many people with the opportunity to get barrels as we possibly can. If you are interested in getting multiple barrels, please contact email@example.com to make future arrangements.