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.
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.
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,
are working with the WVDOF, WVCA, and WVDOH on the WV CommuniTree
Program. See maps of current
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.
Watts Branch in Washington DC is the fifth stream simulated
in a Virtual Stream Sampler, the
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
click on the BMI Poster in any classroom to enter the
Benthic Portal, then click on the Virtual Stream Sampler
activity completes the suite of eSchool lessons on stream
sampling and benthic macroinvertebrates.
exclusion fencing experiment is testing a relatively low cost method to protect riparian forest plantings from
severe damage from deer browsing.
Read about the WV PTS Forested Riparian Buffer Demonstration Project.
2nd & 3rd year results posted.
At left see slide show of a new
planting and deer fence construction project at the Prospect
Hall facility near Middleway, WV.
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School Projects Webpage.
Also accessible from eSchool classrooms.
real-time data from throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
*Farmers as Producers of Clean Water Project.