Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FODC to discuss acid remediation benefits

The economic benefits of remediating acid mine drainage in the Deckers Creek watershed will be discussed at a Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) out-reach meeting set for 6:30pm Thursday, in WVU's Percival Hall, Room 308, Evansdale Compus. The speak is Evan Hansen, environmental consultant and former FODC board president. Refeshments will be provided.
This weekend, FODC staff and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members are teaming up with community volunteers to paint a watershed-inspired mural, "We All Live Downstream" under University Avenue, along the Deckers Creek Rail Trail.
The wall will be prepared early this week and painted Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed to help paint this 15-foot by 90-foot community mural with mountains, streams, wildlife and watershed facts.
To volunteer: Mary Luckini, mary@deckerscreek.org or 304-292-3970.
This project will be partially funded through a local State Farm grant to support FODC YAB community service-learning projects.
Registration is under way online for the 4th annual Deckers Creek Adventure Day, set for Oct 3 at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in downtown Morgantown. Those registering through Sept 10 will pay a $90-per-team registration fee. Those registering from Sept 10-Oct 1 pay a $120 per-team fee.
Info, to register: www.deckerscreek.org

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