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

Join Cacapon Institute on September 10 for a fun paddle trip!

Cacapon Institute’s 2nd Annual Potomac River Paddle Trip Come spend the day with Cacapon Institute as we paddle the Potomac River from Great Cacapon, WV to Hancock, MD. This is a free event.  Cacapon Institute will be renting canoes for those who do not have one, but there is a limited supply. CI will also be furnishing a catered lunch. Please register below More

08-19-16 Monkey flower graces stream monitoring site

Another great day for stream monitoring at Sleepy Creek. Norm Dean identified a Monkey Flower (left picture) at our data compilation site and we netted hundreds of Benthic Macroinvertebrates, which are seen here being collected by Bob Meadows and Stan Oaks at our stream-side station. Ph and dissolved O2 tests in the foreground performed by yours truly. Check back to this site to More

Stream Monitoring results for Middle Fork of Sleepy Creek

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at Middle Fork near Rt. 13 Latitude: 39-30-59 Longitude: 78-13-45 Water was clear and odorless, 22 degrees C Substrate (Pebble count):=Good   Habitat conditions: 120=Good   Biological conditions: 74.9=Suboptimal   Dissolved O2: 140% pH: 6 There were 108 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 7 types,  94 ‘critters’ of 4 types in the medium tolerance More