Cacapon Institute - From the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, we protect rivers and watersheds using science and education. 

As Fact Finders, we conduct research to gain insight into watershed issues of local and regional importance.

As Educators,  we work to create a future where a stream without a buffer looks as out of place as a smoker in a conference room looks today.  To foster that vision, our environmental education efforts focus on students first and, through them, the larger community.

As Problem Solvers, we seek innovative solutions to environmental problems.

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Potomac Headwaters Leaders of Watersheds (PHLOW) teaches students that hands-on conservation of local watersheds can provide real environmental benefits for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. PHLOW has three main sub-programs: Grow-a-Garden, Growing Native, and Plant-a-Tree. Through these programs the distinct PHLOW model educates students with background knowledge that leads to academically rich and environmentally meaningful hands-on conservation projects at their school.  We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 project season. 

 

Cacapon Institute has long been engaged in forestry for the purpose of improving watershed health.  We now have a forestry section on our website.  As one component of our forestry program, we are working with the WVDOF, WVCA, and WVDOH on the WV CommuniTree Program.  See maps of current and completed CTree projects.  Check out reports on CTree and other forestry projects.  Spring CTree 2015 application now available. Due date: February 1, 2015.

 

Cacapon Institute is the Coordinator of the Potomac Watershed Partnership.  The PWP focuses on forest conservation and expansion for watershed health throughout the Potomac Watershed.  Join the PWP

Stream Scholars Summer Camp 2014 was amazing. 

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Watts Branch in Washington DC is the fifth stream simulated in a Virtual Stream Sampler, the eSchool's realistic simulations of volunteer stream assessments with water quality measurements, habitat assessments, and benthic macroinvertebrate collections.  Watts Branch flows from Maryland through the east side of Washington, DC on its way to the Anacostia River.  This virtual stream will be used to educated inner city youth about stream and watershed health.

 

Just click on the BMI Poster in any classroom to enter the Benthic Portal, then click on the Virtual Stream Sampler icon.  This activity completes the suite of eSchool lessons on stream sampling and benthic macroinvertebrates. 

 

 

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Stream Scholars Summer Camp

*Explore real-time data from throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

*Farmers as Producers of Clean Water Project.

 

12/11/2014 by N. Gillies

Cacapon Institute - From the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, we protect rivers and watersheds using science and education.

Cacapon Institute
PO Box 68
High View, WV 26808
304-856-1385 (tele)
304-856-1386 (fax)
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Frank Rodgers,  Executive Director

Website  made possible by funding from The Norcross Wildlife Foundation,  the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment, NOAA-BWET, USEPA, The MARPAT Foundation, and our generous members.