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Build your own rain garden! Click here for a step-by-step guide.

  Download Rain Gardens_WVDEP for step-by-step instructions on installing your rain garden today. A rain garden is one of the best ways you can help reduce polluted runoff from getting into Sleepy Creek. Let us know how it goes!  Post a comment below about your rain garden experiences!


Planting for the future

Dakota Crouse, Tyler Crouse, Grant Michael, and Caleb Moon, students at Greenwood Elementary School, assisted parents and representatives from the Cacapon Institute and Sleepy Creek Watershed Association in planting 16 shade trees on school grounds last Saturday, May 17.  The trees were provided at no cost to the school by the US Forest Service through the WV CommuniTree Project.  Participating organizations are responsible for More


Endangered Wood turtle found during May 13 stream monitoring

Endangered Wood Turtle found during May 13 Hess farm stream monitoring, identified and released. Brown trout were also observed as well as 20 different types of benthic macroinvertebrates (water-dwelling bugs). 

Rain Garden demonstration at Berkeley Springs Plant Fair

Rain garden demonstration a big hit at Berkeley Springs plant fair

The Berkeley Springs plant fair on May 9th and 10th was a great success for all involved. Beautiful weather helped insure a good turnout as SCWA handed out over 100 free Sycamore trees and did dozens of rain garden demonstrations. Visitors were amazed at how much water ran off the turf compared to the rain garden and were very interested in learning more More

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