2016 has been a busy year for the Elks Run Watershed! The West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) and Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (EPCD) are administering Elks Run’s 2nd Watershed Project Grant of $68,200.00, made possible through EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 319 Program. This grant, coupled with $45,780.00 in state and local match, will fund […]
The Elks Run Watershed provides drinking water for all of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, West Virginia. Elks Run is impaired due to high levels of bacteria and sediment. To help raise awareness, the Elks Run Watershed Group is creating a series of short conservation videos to educate homeowners about simple practices they can apply around their homes to […]
April 23, 2014 By Jenni Vincent – Journal Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Journal News SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Dozens of T.A. Lowery Elementary School students got a jump on Earth Day recently when they worked with area conservationists to plant trees on their campus. That’s when representatives from the Elks Run Watershed, Cacapon Institute, Jefferson County Izaak […]
Shawn Walker of Trees 101 assisted the Elks Run Watershed Group and the Cacapon Institute with the Project CommiTree Planting in Sam Michael’s Park on April 5, 2014. The Downstream Project took the opportunity to capture Shawn’s explanation of the proper methods and considerations for planting a tree.
Happy to say that the Saturday, April 5, 2014, Elks Run tree planting and park clean was a success on several fronts. Again we had 50 volunteers for the planting and clean up. Big thanks to Jim and Lee for arriving early to auger holes and get the ball rolling, Suzy for being the lead […]