Thursday, November 22, 2012

FODC gets $5K grant

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  This funding will be used to enhance the Sabraton Outdoor Learning Park.
Located adjacent to Deckers Creek and a section of the rail-trail, the Sabraton OLP includes an outdoor classroom pavilion, community mosaic mural, walking trails, seating, native gardens and plants, public art created by local youth and interpretive signs.
Funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust will be used to create three wayside exhibits and written educator guides and kits to support educators interested in providing a hands-on, educational experience for their students.
"This program will provide an opportunity for professional educators and their students at Morgantown High school to access a local environmental education center that can be used to extend their curricula beyond the walls of the classroom," said Christian Root, biology teacher at MHS.
"The new wayside exhibits and educational guide will provide adults and children alike a better understanding of the creek and creekside ecosystems." said Liz Wiles, FODC Executive Director.
FODC's mission is to improve the natural qualities of, increase the public concern for and promote the enjoyment of the Deckers Creek Watershed.
Information: 304-292-3970 or info@deckerscreek.org.

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