Plenty of tree planting opportunities in the next few weeks!

EASTERN PANHANDLE TREE PLANTINGS SCHEDULED Herb Peddicord, the WV Chesapeake Bay Forester, is inviting all interested volunteers of all ages to help plant trees in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties on several following dates.  Here is the tentative schedule: Saturday, October 15th: 9:00 am until Noon – Near Tuscarora Pike, west of Martinsburg.  Take exit 13 from I-81,  Turn west toward Poor House Farm More

Stream monitoring results for Sleepy Creek at Creek Rd. 09-02-2016

It was perfect weather to enjoy the beauty of Sleepy Creek during our annual monitoring at this site. Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at Creek Road on 09-02-2016, 8:30am. Participants: Fink, Iliff, Oaks, Meadows, Dean. Conditions: Sunny and cool, no rain in the last 48 hours. Latitude: 39-30-59  Longitude: 78-13-38 Water temp: 19.5  C. , Dissolved Oxygen: 67 mg/l,  Conductivity: More

Sleepy Creek Stream Monitoring results from Burnt Mill Rd. Bridge 08-19-16

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek near Burnt Mill Bridge August 19, 2016 8:30 am. Monitors: Iliff, Fink, Oaks, Dean, Meadows Latitude: 39-38-47  Longitude: 78-7-45 Ambient temp: 90 deg. and sunny Water temp: 24 deg. C (75.2 F) pH:7.5  Dissolved solids: 110 ppm Habitat conditions: 183 Optimal (up five from last year) Biological conditions: 81.6 Optimal (same) There were 228 low More

Free trees available to honor Carla Hardy

Carla Hardy (1971-2016), founder of the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree program, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Cacapon Institute is offering memorial trees to be planted in her honor in fall 2016. By planting a memorial tree this fall, you are expanding upon Carla’s legacy and upholding the motto of the program she began back in 2008 by “Building Communities from the More