FODC's Outdoor Learning Park

Morgantown, West Virginia

The Friends of Deckers Creek Outdoor Learning Park (OLP) is a public park with an outdoor classroom pavilion, a community mural, a picnic pavilion, benches, gardens, educational signs, and access to Deckers Creek. The OLP sits directly on the Deckers Creek rail trail, so the nearby Marilla Park is just a short walk from our OLP and vice versa. We encourage everybody to visit our park and to bring their dogs, families, and friends, and enjoy the beautiful gardens and view of Deckers Creek.

Important Notes: This is not a designated swimming area. This site is located downstream of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). Use caution especially after periods of rain. Please use designated trash receptacles.

Directions: The OLP is located on the Deckers Creek rail trail in Sabraton, West Virginia, behind the Kroger on Earl L. Core Road. Parking is available at the back left area of the Kroger parking lot. There is a short walking path from the OLP that leads to an opening along the creek with benches.

Friends of Deckers Creek is a nonprofit watershed group that serves to monitor and protect Deckers Creek and its tributaries. To learn more, visit deckerscreek.org.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 21st, 2020. Friends of Deckers Creek updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 16th, 2020 at 5:55 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

FODC's Outdoor Learning Park is sampled monthly from January 1st to January 1st.

Source Information

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality throughout the Deckers Creek Watershed. Popular recreation sites are tested for total coliform and E coli as part of FODC’s bacteriological monitoring program. Samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method.

Sites are tested twice a month during peak recreation season (May - September) and once a month during the rest of the year (October - April). Samples are generally collected on Tuesdays and results are posted on Swim Guide within 48 hours. Advisories are posted when E coli concentrations exceed 410 cfu/100mL, following the EPA’s recommended criteria. A beach is marked green when results show that E coli is less than 410 cfu/100mL. A beach will be marked red when results show that E coli is greater or equal to 410 cfu/100mL.


Please contact FODC at (304) 292-3970 or info@deckerscreek.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to collect water samples. You may report pollution anonymously online via https://www.creekdog.org/.

Water Quality Graph

FODC's Outdoor Learning Park

Morgantown, West Virginia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 21st, 2020. Friends of Deckers Creek updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 16th, 2020 at 5:55 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Friends of Deckers Creek Outdoor Learning Park (OLP) is a public park with an outdoor classroom pavilion, a community mural, a picnic pavilion, benches, gardens, educational signs, and access to Deckers Creek. The OLP sits directly on the Deckers Creek rail trail, so the nearby Marilla Park is just a short walk from our OLP and vice versa. We encourage everybody to visit our park and to bring their dogs, families, and friends, and enjoy the beautiful gardens and view of Deckers Creek.

Important Notes: This is not a designated swimming area. This site is located downstream of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). Use caution especially after periods of rain. Please use designated trash receptacles.

Directions: The OLP is located on the Deckers Creek rail trail in Sabraton, West Virginia, behind the Kroger on Earl L. Core Road. Parking is available at the back left area of the Kroger parking lot. There is a short walking path from the OLP that leads to an opening along the creek with benches.

Friends of Deckers Creek is a nonprofit watershed group that serves to monitor and protect Deckers Creek and its tributaries. To learn more, visit deckerscreek.org.

Monitoring Frequency

FODC's Outdoor Learning Park is sampled monthly from January 1st to January 1st.

Source Information

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality throughout the Deckers Creek Watershed. Popular recreation sites are tested for total coliform and E coli as part of FODC’s bacteriological monitoring program. Samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method.

Sites are tested twice a month during peak recreation season (May - September) and once a month during the rest of the year (October - April). Samples are generally collected on Tuesdays and results are posted on Swim Guide within 48 hours. Advisories are posted when E coli concentrations exceed 410 cfu/100mL, following the EPA’s recommended criteria. A beach is marked green when results show that E coli is less than 410 cfu/100mL. A beach will be marked red when results show that E coli is greater or equal to 410 cfu/100mL.


Please contact FODC at (304) 292-3970 or info@deckerscreek.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to collect water samples. You may report pollution anonymously online via https://www.creekdog.org/.

Water Quality Graph

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