Regular pumping of septic systems helps prevent system failure and leakage of contaminants into the fresh water sources of Sleepy Creek, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. Your Sleepy Creek Watershed Association (SCWA) has teamed with the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (ECPD) to provide financial assistance to homeowners within the watershed to have their septic system pumped within the next year.Watershed homeowners More
A photo taken and submitted by SCWA president Chuck Marsh won third prize in the West Virginia Watershed Networks’ photo contest for their 2015 calendar. The shot was taken at a stream monitoring in July on Sleepy Creek near the home of Bob Meadows, as volunteers sort out small aquatic life forms to help assess the over all health of the stream.
Bob Meadows, Sleepy Creek Watershed Association Treasurer, provides a watershed resident with helpful information and printed brochures at the October 2014 Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival.
On Saturday, October 4th from 8am until noon the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be co-sponsoring a Chainsaw Safety and Forest Health Workshop, along with the help of the Chesapeake Bay Program. This workshop will cover general chainsaw safety and maintenance. Instructor Rex Arnett will then inform the group and demonstrate the proper technique to fell a tree. This will lead into discussion More