|Posted by Michael Brooks on December 10, 2018 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
An appreciation dinner for the volunteer efforts of Norman Dean was held at Angus and Ale last Wednesday, Dec 5. Many friends and associates spoke of his long term commitment to the environment, his knowledge of plants and watersheds, patience in working with others, stream monitoring expertise, friendliness and good nature.
Plaques were presented from WV Governor Jim Justice, WV DEP and a combined one from WSWA and SCWA.
Speaking in appreciation of his work for many years were Rebecca McCloud, Bob Meadows, Alana Hartman, Kate Lehman, Phyllis Hagstad, Dawn White, Chuck Marsh. Jeff was the host and the event was planned by the watershed associations of Sleepy Creek and Warm Springs and the Morgan County Master Garderners.
|Posted by Michael Brooks on October 30, 2018 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Jeff Iliff, a prominent member of WSWA, shot a lot of video at our Hugelkultur installation at Greenway Cemetary last Sep 11 and has released this production after many hours of effort. Please enjoy!
Nice work, Jeff. Here's the URL:
|Posted by Michael Brooks on October 30, 2018 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
News from the Board Meeting:
Nov 6: We will have one more Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup on Rt 522, meeting at the Train Depot in Berkeley Springs at 9 am.
Nov 7: an early afternoon tree maintenance pruning session, meeting 1 pm at the old vegetable sales stand between the 19th Hole and Tony's Butcher Shop on Rt 522 south of Berkeley Springs.
We are planning a dinner with our partner watershed association, Sleepy Creek, tentatively scheduled for Dec 12. Stay tuned...
Nov 28: Our combined Nov/Dec Board Meeting.
It's been a wet year!
|Posted by Michael Brooks on October 2, 2018 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Michael Huff of the WV DEP made a video of our hugelkultur installation at Greenway Cemetery on Sep 11. Here’s the link to the story in this month’s DEP Environment Matters:
|Posted by Michael Brooks on September 13, 2018 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
A group from The West Virginia Rivers/Choose Clean Water Coalition visited us at our 'open house' at Greenway Cemetery on Tuesday afternnon to tour our four years of work aimed at reducing erosion into the Warm Springs Run. Dave Lillard wrote this note to us afterwards:
Thanks to all of you for such a wonderful and lovely event at Greenway Cemetery Tuesday. What an honor it was to share your work with folks from throughout the Bay watershed. I’m continually amazed at how you are able to make the “hidden” run so relevant to your community. When my carpool left the cemetery, we paused at 522 so I could point out the Run as it quietly wends its way toward the Potomac. “How do they do what they do,” was the question our friend on the Anacostia kept asking.
Throughout the evening, I heard over and over how blown away people were with your innovation and partnerships. And I heard talk of hugelkultur as a model for their own challenges, too.
With gratitude for all you do for West Virginia and our water,
What we are doing locally has impacts beyond our borders!