|Posted by Michael Brooks on September 9, 2020 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Progress also on the Widmyer Bridge by scouts of Troup 12. The footings were poured on Aug 22 for the bridge (52 bags of cement!) that will be moved from WS Intermediate School. The bridge will lead into an expanded trail network thru the wetlands.
Saturday Aug 22 was a long day. Those who helped (first names only): Doug, Robin, MIke, Mike, Isaiah, Bob and several others..
Oct 3 is the date for moving the bridge to its new home.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on August 27, 2020 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Warm Springs Watershed Association has had a quiet Spring and Summer.
All of our volunteer outdoors projects for 2020 were cancelled in March to wit: Make it Shine, the Master Gardeners Plant Fair, stream monitoring, Adopt-a-Highway, and purple loosestrife control along the Run.
We have done work with individuals and very small groups: weeding in the Greenway Cemetery and limited invasive species control.
Two of our continuing projects are in the Widmyer Wetlands: adding boardwalks over the often flooded approach and installing a bridge at the Wetlands that will provide access into an expanded trail network. We are working with very small groups (2-4) with masks and social distancing. The Boy Scout Troop did most of the work with the bridge footers.
For the Morgan County Day of Caring, we will be planting trees and shrubs in the four new Rain Gardens being built by Streetscapes on Congress St. We will call for volunteers when more details are available.
Please contact Kate Lehman at 304 279 0717 with any questions.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on December 25, 2019 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
We put 39 events on our calendar last Januray that put the year in perspective. A few: stream monitorings, tree pruning, Greenway Garden cleanups and plantings, WV Make-it-shine, Plant Fair booth, Watershed Meeting (Eastern Panhandle), Adopt-a-HIghway pickups, purple loosestrife containment, Day of Caring, Kate's presentations to the International Water Festival, Foxglove garden club. We thank our volunteers for their annual efforts to keep the town looking bright, the trees barricading the initial rainfall, the streams checked on, the Greenway Cemetery looking fine.
Please renew your annual memberships (all expire on Dec 31). We wish everyone Season's Greetings, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Board Meetings are now held on the first Wednesday of the month, at the WV Extension Office Classroom at the Pines Opportunity Center.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on November 15, 2019 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Our Watershed Association, the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association and the Friends of the Cacapon River are hosting a year-end gathering at Angus and Ale beginning at 6pm with buffet dinner served at 6:30. There will be door prizes.
Come on down, meet old friends and make some new ones while we talk about accomplishments and plans. The cost is $20 per person.
You can register and pay on the Sleepy Creek website ( https://sleepycreekwatershed.org/3watershedceleration/) or you may call Susan Jones to RSVP. She can be reached at [email protected] and at 304-258-6122. Mail payments to to SCWA, PO Box 991, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Angus and Ale is located at 146 Southridge Dr, Berkeley Springs.
Hope to see you there.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on August 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Elizabeth Byers of the WV Dept of Environmental Protection will lead a field trip to the Widmeyer Wetlands following a presentation about wetlands, use, protection, legal status and beauty. This is co-sponsored by Sleepy Creek WA and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.