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- The Shed - Winter 2023 Newsletter
Check our latest newsletter for a letter from our new Executive Director, an introduction for our newest board member, and a recap of some of our most exciting projects in 2022!
- 'TIS the season to GIVE
As we refind our bearings in 2022 and are able to gather again, it's a year to be proud of for sure! When we look at our project progress, community impact and partner collaborations, we have much to celebrate! Not only did we host our monthly water monitoring, but we also preformed a MicroInvertebrate Study and hosted targeted monitoring in the Upper PIney Creek area. Several of our board members attended the bi-annual New River Symosium hosted by the New River Conservancy where we shared two presentations on Piney Ceek successes. The Shady Spring Rain Garden really blossomed this year with the addition of several bridges and raised beds -we hosted a ribbon cutting with the BRCCC and it will now we included in the list of attractions along the Southern Gateway! Projects on New River Drive and at Woodrow Wilson were completed, but the WWHS Wetland is still receiveing attention as two student from WWHS work to raise funds for an outdoor boardwalk to be used as a classroom setting. BAF funding is supporting a Trout in the Classroom project at WWHS , and a trash trout that will be placed in the watershed to sift trash from the creek flow. We've also been awarded funding to host a Rain Barrell Workshop and to execute a Septic Repair project in 2023 (based on the data from our Upper Piney Monitoring). We hosted several events for our followers throughout the year, starting with our Earth Day Celebration, Girl Scout Tree Planting and skads of County Wide Litter PickUps. We invited Linda Boyd to lead us in a Paint & Sip of Piney Creek at Weathered Ground and partnered with The Dish for donations in August. We hosted our dedication and tree naming at the SS Library and also hosted a another work day for the Girl Scouts at the BAF. And patnered with Trout Unlimited and CSX to stock Piney Creek with various trout fingerlings. All our projects need a few things to be successful. We start with a plan, we collaborate with our partners and we ask for as many favors as we can. But we have financial needs too! We count on the funds we raise to facilitate the extras we need to execute at each of the locations we support. If we need a bag of concrete or a specific tool or we want to print materials or give or supporters a small gift, those are the tangibles with which your gift can help. As we move into 2023 and determine the breath of our outreach, your gift can go a long way to help us plan and execute small projects that have a long-term effect on our community. Consider giving a monthly gift that will benefit us all!
- Shady Spring Library Rain Garden Ribon Cutting & Tree Dedication
Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce planned a Ribbon Cutting and will designate the Rain Garden at Shady Spring Library on the list of attractions on the Southern Gateway in 2023. Some key partners in the success of the transformation of the Rain Garden helped to cut the ribbon. From left to right SS Librarian Carolyn Light, PCWA Board President Tom Lemke, Exec Director Jim Fedders, honoree Phyllis Farley, daughter of Gene Kessler, the legend Gary Morefield and Community Relations Director Kate Sopher. Volunteer watered the newly planted tree daily to assure it lives its best life. The site was cut back and cared for by the board. And volunteers at the event painted rocks and golf balls to decorate the planters and signify the naming of the tree. Tree Dedicated to former PCWA employee, longtime volunteer and board member, Phyllis Farley.
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- Become A Member | Piney Creek
Become a Member We are looking for members like you to help us broaden our impact! Piney Creek Watershed Association was founded in 2004 by a small group of concerned citizens who wished to make a difference in their community by improving the water quality in our local streams. This group realized that stream quality reflects the surrounding environment and that improved stream quality would come from efforts to control polluted runoff, faulty sewage treatment, erosion, litter, and other environmental detriments. PCWA’s mission is to improve and protect the waters within the Piney Creek watershed by educating the community on local water issues and performing service projects. We are dedicated to preserving, conserving, and monitoring the health of the Piney Creek watershed. Our non-profit group has made progress over the years by developing longstanding partnerships and raising awareness of the environment through education and outreach activities, including; stream cleanups, rain barrel and rain garden workshops, water monitoring efforts, storm drain marking, developing outdoor recreation opportunities, informative member meetings, and our annual watershed celebration. Choose your pricing plan Student $ 5 5$ Valid for one year Select Membership Individual $ 20 20$ Valid for one year Select Membership Family $ 30 30$ Valid for one year Select Membership Stream Steward $ 100 100$ Valid for one year Select Membership Go Green Supporter $ 200 200$ Valid for one year Select Membership EcoFriendly Guardain $ 500 500$ Valid for one year Select Membership Habitat Helper $ 1,000 1,000$ Valid for one year Select Membership Piney Creek Partner $ 2,500 2,500$ Valid for one year Select Membership
- Home | Save Our Shores
23 Miles of Trail Maintained 27 Creek Sites Monitored Monthly 5000 Fingerlings Stocked Our Focus Preserve. When we think of preservation, we think about ways we can remediate damage to our watershed. We deflect trash, develop and manage wetlands, revegetate barren areas, stock trout and take on other special interest projects to keep nature flowing as it deserves. Protect. We work to protect the watershed by educating the community about our water resources. We maintain trails, monitor streams monthly, install pet waste stations, educate on rain barrels and manage projects to help alleviate our broader impact on the watershed. Promote. To promote Piney Creek we encourage folks to get out and experience the scenic beauty of our watershed for themselves. We help develop and maintain trails, hold annual Earth Day and Watershed Festivals and cooperate with community partners to celebrate the gem in our backyard, the Piney Creek Gorge. Where we shine. Monthly stream monitoring was initiated in January 2019 and is our most organized and proud effort. The knowledge accrued through this effort continues to grow as we consistently monitor 27 sites throughout the Piney Creek Watershed. Volunteers record pH, conductivity, suspended solids, temperature, and visual attributes at each site. W ater samples are collected and returned to the lab to determine levels of bacterial contamination. The strength of the partnerships with the Beckley Sanitary Board and the faculty and students of WVU Tech are a large part of our success. The hard work and expertise of our board members and community volunteers contribute to the continued success of the program. Find out More "A deep passion for clean water is at the core of all we do." Jim Fedders, Executive Director The Shed - Winter 2023 Newsletter Check our latest newsletter for a letter from our new Executive Director, an introduction for our newest board member, and a recap of... 'TIS the season to GIVE As we refind our bearings in 2022 and are able to gather again, it's a year to be proud of for sure! When we look at our project... Shady Spring Library Rain Garden Ribon Cutting & Tree Dedication Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce planned a Ribbon Cutting and will designate the Rain Garden at Shady Spring Library on the... Sign up to stay in touch! Submit Thanks for submitting!
- Projects | Piney Creek
Crescent Elementary Stormwater Project PINEY CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA CRESCENT ELEMENTARY STORMWATER PROJECT ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Piney Creek Watershed Association is accepting bids from qualified applicants to install the Crescent Elementary Stormwater Project at 205 Crescent Road, Beckley, WV 25801. The project will consist of installing an underground stormwater system to control stormwater runoff at the campus of Crescent Elementary, for which Piney Creek Watershed Association will provide the pipe and R-tanks. Copies of the complete specifications, bid requirements, and submission instructions may be obtained from the Piney Creek Watershed Association at email@example.com or by phone at (304)228-1680 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The Piney Creek Watershed Association will receive bids until 2:00 pm on Friday, April 21, 2023. Bids must be submitted to the Executive Director in sealed envelopes marked to indicate the contents. Bids may be delivered to P.O Box 672, Beckley, WV 25802. Questions will be received by Piney Creek Watershed Association in writing (email is acceptable) until 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19th. The Piney Creek Watershed Association reserves the right to reject any and all bids. .