|Posted by Michael Brooks on November 24, 2020 at 12:25 AM||comments (103)|
Norman Dean is the 2020 Watershed Hero!
Watershed Network news: See this link for more information. https://wvrivers.org/2020/11/symposium/
Last year, WV Rivers Coalition became the fiscal sponsor of the West Virginia Watershed Network (WVWN), a statewide organization of of nonprofits, state, and federal agencies who support the work of community-based watershed groups.
The Symposium, staying true to its Watershed Celebration Day roots, kicked off by honoring five outstanding groups and one individual for their contributions towards watershed restoration.
And the prestigious Watershed Hero Award, presented to an individual for their volunteer efforts that go above and beyond their call of duty, was bestowed upon Norman Dean for his nearly 20 years of service to both Sleepy Creek Watershed Association and Warm Springs Watershed Association based in the Eastern Panhandle. Norman has been the steadfast lead for the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association and Warm Springs Watershed Association’s WV Save Our Streams monitoring programs. He has trained individual volunteers and led in-stream sampling and the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates, spending countless hours analyzing, categorizing, and reporting sample results to watershed association members and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on June 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Cacapon Institute is sponsoring a Summer Camp for children (6th to 8th grade) interested in learning about stream and watershed activities.
The Summer Camp takes place Jul 15 - 19. There are 3 days and 2 nights camping at Westmoreland State Park, VA and a visit to Washington DC. Scholarships are available. Call 304-258-8013 for information. You can register on line at www.cacaponinstitute.com using the Stream Scholars tab.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on April 11, 2019 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
The WV Make-it-Shine event was enthusiastically promoted and carried out by more than 16 friends the morning of Apeil 9. 31 bags of trash, 5 tires, one TV, plywood and gutters (86’ were retrieved from the proposed Rail Trail and from along the run crossing Jimstown Rd, just north of Berkeley Springs. Thank you all!
|Posted by Michael Brooks on April 8, 2019 at 12:55 AM||comments (103)|
The 45 trees ordered by 12 residential property owners in Morgan County and the Sheetz Corp. were distributed yesterday, April 6, after a demonstration planting led by Zach Norris of the Cacapon Institute who organized this overall BMP project for the Eastern Panhandle. Participants then helped plant the 11 remaining trees on the Sheetz hillside site.
Thank you all for helping us "keep green". We gratefully appreciate the guidance and active support of the Cacapon Institute, one of six national winners of the Arbor Day Award in 2018, for its help in this work regarding tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Also of note, the Town of Bath has been a Tree City USA Community award winner for the last 11 years.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on February 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Update Feb 12: Eastern Panhandle Watersheds meeting moved to May 23
Greenway Rain Garden work movied to May 21
At our January board meeting, we decided to put all of work tasks dates into one calendar.
So here's what we plan to do in 2019. Come join us to plant, pick, monitor, educate, etc.
(Yes, I know these belong on the calendar. Soon.....)
Feb 22 BS International Water Tasting Presentation by Kate and Alana
Feb 27 6pm Board meeting starting at 4
Mar 5 @ 10am Prune & mulch location TBD
Mar 12 @ 10am Prune & mulch location TBD
Mar 19 @ 10am Prune & mulch location TBD
Mar 27 6 pm Board Mtg
Mar 28, 8 am spring cleaning Greenway Rain Garden (GRG)
Apr 2 9am Greenway Hugel planting
Apr 9 at 9am Make-it-Shine at Jimstown Rd, tires and trash
Apr 10 10am Audit committee Mtg
Apr 11 at 9am Rain Date for Make-it-Shine at Jimstown Rd, tires and trash
Apr 16 9:30 Stream Monitoring, location TBD
Apr 23 9 am at RR Depot for Adopt-a-Highway
Apr 24 6pm Annual Mtg at WVU
Apr 30 9:30 Stream Monitoring, location TBD
May 7 9:30 Stream Monitoring, location TBD
May 10,11 Plant Fair, demo Stream Monitoring
May 14 9:30 Stream Monitoring, location TBD
May 21 8am Greenway Rain Garden prep for Memorial Day
May 22 6 pm Board Mtg
May 23 9am Eastern Panhandle Watersheds meeting - Martinsburg
June 4 9:30am Stream Monitoring, location TBD
June 11 9:30am Stream Monitoring, location TBD
June 18 9:30am Stream Monitoring, location TBD
June 26 6pm Board Mtg
Jul 9 at 8am at RR Depot for Adopt-a-Highway #2
Jul 24 6pm Board Mtg
Dates needed for Widmyer BoardWalk Project (July/Aug)
Aug 6 8am Purpleloosetrife attack #1
Aug 13 8am Purpleloosetrife attack #2 (or raindate)
Aug 28 6pm Board Mtg
Sep 10 Day of Caring Event TBD (tree planting, rain garden prep,...)
Sep 17 Greenway Rain Garden Fall cleanup
Sep 25 6pm Board Mtg
Oct 2 noon Foxglove presentation by Kate
Oct 12,13 Apple Butter Festival
Oct 22 9am at at RR Depot for Adopt-a-Highway #3
Oct 23 6pm Board Mtg
Nov 20 6pm Board Mtg
Dec 11 year-end celebration with SCWA and MoCoMG