Elks Run Watershed Group Launches Water Reporter App

Elks Run is a small watershed in Jefferson County, W.Va., that drains about 18 square miles. Wending through mostly private lands, the small stream is hidden from view except where crosses beneath bridges on public road. But the people of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar know it well because it serves as municipal the drinking water […]

Flying High on Earth Day

We’re not sure how the weatherman would describe the Panhandle Earth Day Celebration on April 26, but we’re calling it a success despite the occasional strong gusts of wind on an otherwise mostly sunny and warm spring day. Downstream Executive Director Bill Howard, videographer Nancy Sanders and Willis Nowell of the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition […]

The Journal covers tree planting and Downstream partners

In two articles last week, Martinsburg’s Journal newspaper in Berkeley County, WV covered the tree planting at T.A. Lowery Elementary School led by the Cacapon Institute’s Tanner Haid, with help from the Elks Run Watershed Group and the Jefferson County Izaak Walton League.  In the first article, staff writer Jenni Vincent talks with Downstream Executive […]

Don’t miss the watershed tent at the Panhandle Earth Day Celebration!

Earth Day officially falls on April 22, but West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle will be celebrating its annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26 at historic Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown. As you listen to the bands performing on stage, and wander among all the booths and tents hosted by local artists, businesses, foodies […]

Help us do more in 2014

Friends of the Downstream Project: In 2013, The Downstream Project helped many regional conservation organizations accomplish their missions. To help us do even more in 2014, please consider making a donation to The Downstream Project. We are helping them get the word out. The Downstream Project provides omnimedia services to conservation groups that protect water […]