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

Come join us for a fun day of tree planting!

Mark your calendars to help Sleepy Creek Watershed Association with one of our largest tree plantings to date on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  In partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District and the West Virginia Department of Forestry, we will plant over 400 trees and shrubs in the Old Mill Manor subdivision.  To get there, take 522 to Winchester grade road, go left More

Swollen Sleepy Creek

Recent Rains swell Sleepy Creek

Here you can see how much sediment is in Sleepy Creek after a big rain event. Normally you can see the stream bed clearly through the water. By creating better riparian buffers and implementing stream bank restoration along with other ‘best practices’ SCWA encourages and educates landowners about how they can help to reduce excess sediment from getting into the Creek. Excess sediment More

2015 spring tree planting

Students and Girl Scouts Planting Trees at Greenwood Elementary School

Tanner Haid from Cacapon Institute teaches and participates with students and Girl Scouts in planting trees at Greenwood Elementary School on April 18th.  The trees were paid for by the US Forest Service through WV CommuniTree whose objective is to improve the environmental quality and ecological impact of public lands by promoting tree planting and education through volunteerism in the Potomac Headwaters of the More

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