Citizen Groups Honored at Annual Watershed Celebration Day

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – More than 20 West Virginia watershed groups were honored at the 20th Annual Watershed Celebration Day at Adventures on the Gorge in Fayette County.

The groups received a total of $7,000 in awards for their efforts, with Friends of the Cheat winning the Watershed of the Year award and a $5,000 prize.

The list of award recipients includes:

  • Buckhannon River Watershed Association: $100
  • Buffalo Creek Watershed Improvement Association: $100
  • Coal River Group: $100
  • Davis Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Friends of Deckers Creek: $100
  • Forks of Coal State Natural Area: $100
  • Fourpole Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Friends of Blackwater: $100
  • Friends of the Cheat: $100
  • Friends of the Hughes River Watershed Association: $100
  • Greenbrier River Watershed Association: $100
  • Guyandotte Water Trail Alliance: $100
  • Mill Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Morris Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Paint Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Piney Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Save the Tygart: $100
  • Sleepy Creek Watershed Association: $100
  • Tadpole Project of the Coal River Mountain Watch: $100
  • Warms Springs Watershed Association: $100

The awards were sponsored by Dominion Energy, TransCanada, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, West Virginia Conservation Districts, Pies and Pints, and Appalachian Stream Restoration.

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