Stream survey results for Sleepy Creek and New Hope Road 06-18-15

Level 3 Stream Survey  results for Sleepy Creek at the Meadows property: (At New Hope Rd. bridge) June 18, 2015 Latitude: 39-35-46  Longitude: 76-10-15 Ambient temp: 74 deg. and cloudy Substrate (Pebble count): Good Habitat conditions: 160 Suboptimal Biological conditions: 79.5 Suboptimal (But the high end of suboptimal) There were 171 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 6 types, 38 ‘critters’ of 4 More

Eastern Panhandle Water Braintrust gathering attended by SCWA

On June 18th, WV Rivers Coalition hosted a brain trust meeting at Shepardstown University and was attended by SCWA President Chuck Marsh and webmaster Jeff Iliff.  Topics discussed included source water protection for drinking water, pipeline and above-ground toxic storage tank safety concerns, political advocacy, and the impending political struggle over the designation of  ‘Birthplace of Rivers’ as a national monument. The event More

State Wildlife Action Plan Open House June 16, Everyone Welcome

Kieran O’Malley from DNR is having an upcoming open house being held on the State Wildlife Action Plan. Kieran has been a dedicated instructor in the Master Naturalist program and and for the Master Gardeners and has been involved in putting this document together. He is inviting members of Master Gardner organizations, the PVAS Master Naturalists, and Eastern Panhandle watershed associations to this open More

Hard work and helpful volunteers help make tree planting a success

After much planning and a week of prep work, hundreds of trees were planted in the Old Mill Manor area along Sleepy Creek on Saturday. Tuesday was hole digging, Wednesday, unloading the trees from a semi. and delivering them to the planting sites, Friday making the deer-proof cages and distributing them to the sites, and on Saturday we were ready for 18 people More

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