SCWA begins preliminary surveys for an ambitious stream bank restoration project

SCWA began the preliminary steps necessary to apply for a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant to restore natural stream flow and reduce stream bank erosion in Sleepy Creek. On June 1st SCWA members were met at the Spriggs Rd. bridge by engineer Ted Hogan from E.O. Restoration to view the site and get survey measurements of the stretch of stream in More

Eastern Panhandle District will host a 5K fun walk fundraiser for education on June 18

The rains are winding down, the summer heat is upon us, and WV Day is quickly approaching. That all means one thing: the District Dash is almost here! Each year, the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District hosts a 5K and 1 mile fun walk to raise funds for our conservation education efforts in the community. This year it is being held at the Cacapon More

Stream Monitoring season begins, results for Sleepy Creek at New Hope Rd.

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at the Meadows property: (At New Hope Rd. bridge) May 19, 2016 Latitude: 39-35-46  Longitude: 76-10-15 Ambient temp: 74 deg. and sunny .6 inches of rain in last 48 hrs. Water was clear and odorless. Substrate (Pebble count): Good Habitat conditions: 166 Suboptimal Biological conditions: 93.2 Optimal (Last year was suboptimal) Dissolved O2: 85% There More

Sleepy Creek member attends Choose Clean Water Conference

SCWA was represented by Jeff Iliff at the 7th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference in Annapolis MD on May 24th and 25th. This conference brings together experts from all around the Chesapeake Bay watershed to share the newest developments and information to help watershed and environmental organizations maximize their effectiveness. There were many informative workshops from advocacy and communication challenges to public health More