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The Dunkard Creek
Watershed Association

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Dunkard Creek pollution!

September, 2009Dead muskies along Dunkard Creek

Dunkard Creek  is undergoing what has been called a total ecological disaster starting in September, with every living aquatic creature in the stream being killed. The stream is being decimated by sources and substances as yet unidentified. West Virginia and Pennsylvania officials are on the stream daily testing and investigating to pinpoint the problem and find a solution. No official results have been released yet. Muskie fishermen especially are mourning the loss of majestic muskie (photo).The Dunkard Creek Watershed Association, Inc. (DCWA), is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) W.Va. corporation formed in 1995 by local citizens with help from the W.Va. Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). The DCWA is made up of volunteers and open to the public, especially people who live in the 150,000-acre Dunkard Creek watershed, shown on the home page map.

The Dunkard Creek Watershed Association, Inc. (DCWA), is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) W.Va. corporation formed in 1995 by local citizens with help from the W.Va. Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). The DCWA is made up of volunteers and open to the public, especially people who live in the 150,000-acre Dunkard Creek watershed, shown on the home page map.

Headquarters is at Mason-Dixon Historical Park, which is owned by Monongalia County and Greene County. The watershed is divided almost equally in half by the famous Mason-Dixon Line. Brown's Hill on the park property is a national historic landmark, where their Indian guides told Mason and Dixon they would have to turn back without finishing the last 22 miles of their survey.

The DCWA promotes the historic and environmental importance of the beautiful Dunkard Creek watershed and especially the creek itself, because it is the heart of the community at large and a recreational resource for the past 200 years.

Meetings are announced and published in newspapers. If you want to receive watershed news about meetings, projects, and information that impacts the watershed, such as mining and government programs, send an e-mail to betty@dunkardcreek.org and you'll be added to our address list. Check out our list of projects and join us. It's fun!

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