|2017 Watershed Celebration Day Online Registration - 6/26/17|
|posted by: Jami Thompson|
Watershed Celebration Day Online Registration: http://www.wvca.us/wvwn/wcdr.cfm
Deadline to register is July 14
19th Annual Watershed Celebration Day
We want to thank our 2017 sponsors (Click Here or See Below)
WCD Saturday Agenda Printout: 2017 Saturday Agenda
Friday, August 18th - Field Trips with Friends of the Cheat
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
River of Promise Reclamation Tour
Tour reclamation sites in two watersheds where FOC is actively engaged in watershed based planning and different approaches to acid mine drainage (AMD) water treatment are being used. Visit FOC’s newest treatment system in the Sovern Run watershed, where passive AMD treatment systems have resulted in partially restored water quality. Then travel deeper into the Cheat’s AMD challenges with stops in the Muddy Creek watershed where WVDEP is constructing a multimillion dollar active treatment facility and employing in-stream dosing as a watershed scale treatment strategy. The tour will end at the mouth of Muddy Creek where FOC staff will share data and their experiences using Bluetooth enabled continuous in-stream data loggers and visualization software.
Meetup at 1:45pm at the North Preston Quick Stop located on Route 26 south of Bruceton Mills to organize carpool. Wear rugged shoes or boots and bring water, snacks, and camera.
Meet the Cheat Paddle & Play
There is no better way to get to know a river than by paddling it! Join FOC staff and professional guides on a paddling excursion on the Cheat River. Weather and water-level dependent, the trip will be either a duckie trip on the Cheat Narrows (Class II-III - trust us, you can do it!) or a flatwater trip (Class I) on the Upper Cheat River Water Trail. Learn paddling basics and all about FOC recreation projects. FOC will also educate the group on their new bacteriological monitoring program and affiliation with the international program, Swim Guide. Trips are led by FOC staff and professional guides at no charge, however, donations to FOC are appreciated. Space is limited and RSVP required. Have your own gear? That’s great! But, FOC still needs to know you are coming.
Meetup at 1:45pm at the Albright Quick Stop located on Route 26 in Albright - directly across from Cheat River Outfitters outpost. NOTE: Meetup location will change if trip is pushed to the Upper Cheat due to extra low water levels. RSVP to email@example.com for more information on what to bring and important trip updates.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday Evening - Free Camping at the FOC’s Festival Site
Friends of the Cheat (FOC) offers a free camping option for fellow watershed warriors traveling to Watershed Celebration Day. Camp next to the Cheat River at the gateway to Cheat Canyon, FOC’s festival site and outdoor classroom. The site has electricity and brand new vault toilets but no running water; nearby Teter’s Campground offers FOC guests hot showers and flush toilets. The site is seconds away from the Canyon section of the Allegheny Trail and a 10 minute drive to WCD activities at Camp Dawson. Bring your friendly dog (kids OK too), hiking shoes, and a fishing pole to explore all that the Cheat has to offer.
* Dr. Martina Angela Caretta, Assistant Professor of Geography at WVU, will be presenting her ongoing research on the human dimensions of water in WV. She will also be discussing how watersheds organizations and WVU can partner together in participatory action driven research on water issues from a social perspective.
**The Office of Environmental Advocate has been described as a communication and support portal between the Department of Environmental Protection and the citizens of West Virginia. Its director, Ed Maguire, will provide a brief introduction about this unique branch of DEP and explain how it might be of assistance to the work of watershed organizations throughout the state.
For additional information on agenda, scholarships, etc., see printable, mail–in brochure: 2017 WCD Registration Form
Attachments: 21221_2017 WCD Registration Form Pub.pdf