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2015 Watershed Celebration Day Watershed Association Award Recipients

Friends of the Lower Greenbrier Named 2015 Watershed of the Year;
20 Additional Groups Recognized for Their Achievements

ANSTEAD, W.Va. - Watershed volunteers gathered at Hawks Nest State Park on Saturday, June 6 to be recognized for their work to improve West Virginia’s streams and rivers. During the 17th annual Watershed Celebration Day, volunteers had an opportunity to visit Morris Creek Watershed where they learned how the local watershed group is restoring Morris Creek and engaging in other innovative projects, including:

  • treating acid mine drainage
  • stabilizing stream banks
  • creating energy using a hydro-generator
  • making Google maps
  • planting trees
  • partnering with universities for educational programs

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The WVWN also recognized the following watershed associations for their work in 2015:

(Click on the video thumbnail below the association name to see a short video, or click HERE to view the Flickr album at the bottom of the page)
Watershed Group Recognition Group Location Video Length

Blue Heron Environmental Network

LED – Listen, Educate & Demonstrate Hedgesville, Berkeley County 3:09

Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition
Citizens Science Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County 3:22

Coal River Group
Can Do Spirit St. Albans, Kanawha County 2:31

Coal River Mountain Watch
Uncovering the Beauty Whitesville, Boone County 2:04

Davis Creek Watershed Association
Positive, Purposeful Partnerships Charleston, Kanawha County 1:43

Doddridge County Watershed Association
Speak for the Creek West Union, Doddridge County 2:57

Elks Run Watershed Group
One By One Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County 2:55

Fourpole Creek Watershed Association
Partnering for Solutions Huntington, Cabell County 2:48

Friends of Blackwater
Honoring History & Heritage Thomas, Tucker County 3:00

Friends of Deckers Creek
Raising Money, Raising Kane Morgantown, Monongalia County 2:08

Friends of Milam Creek
(No Video)
Live, Learn, Grow & Prosper McGraws, Wyoming County

Friends of Mill Creek
Youth Stewards Ripley, Jackson County 1:42

Friends of the Cheat
Twenty Years of Promise Kingwood, Preston County 3:20

Friends of the Hughes River
UnMuddying the Waters Harrisville, Ritchie County 2:29

Friends of the Lower Greenbrier
Watershed of the Year Alderson, Greenbier County 3:04

Greenbrier River Watershed Association
Organize and Educate Lewisburg, Greenbrier County 2:32

Morris Creek Watershed Association
Put Feet to Our Projects Montgomery, Fayette County 2:41

Opequon Creek Project Team
Trees, Trails & Treasures Martinsburg, Berkeley County 2:27

Piney Creek Watershed Association
Creating Community Connections Beckley, Raleigh County 2:13

Save The Tygart Watershed Association
N/A Grafton, Taylor County 2:39

Sleepy Creek Watershed Association
Leading through Communication Berkeley Springs, Morgan County 1:49

Warm Springs Watershed Association
Membership Magnificence Berkeley Springs, Morgan County 2:13

2015 Watershed Celebration Day

(Flickr Album - Click on sides of picture to navigate to the next or previous picture)

Older web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9 and below might not be able to click the navigation arrows to advance the slide. You can click on the image to be taken to the WVWN Flickr page or visit the album on the WVCA Gallery at http://gallery.wvca.us/album81


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