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Short Term Goals:

  • Attracting a broader membership representing the entire Lower Greenbrier River watershed from approximately Ronceverte to Hinton
  • Raising awareness in the community about good water maintenance practices through school and civic club presentations and distribution of literature
  • Performing stream and river-road cleanups twice each year
  • Developing public information signage on preserving and protecting the Lower Greenbrier River to be erected at public entry and pull-over points along the river

Long Term Goals:

  • Hiring a water quality expert to regularly check for pollutants associated with sewage, farm runoff, and other river conditions that may pose a threat
  • Conducting long-range strategic planning sessions on how to involve visitors and residents in protecting our watershed and groundwater
  • Training additional members to conduct water quality data collection
  • Involving local communities in semi-annual river clean-ups and on-going river improvement projects  
  • Promoting tourism / recreation through a healthier, more beautiful river

Education:

Enviroscape:
FOLGR's new Enviroscape tool is a 3 dimensional watershed in a box that allows us to present a hands-on display to schools and civic organizations. This model demonstrates how water run-off from farms and homes picks up contaminants as it flows into our rivers and streams. We can make presentations up to an hour in length with the children participating through the use of a toy tractor, barn, cows, homes and a factory. This gives them a first hand look at how pollution gets into our rivers and drinking water.

Project WET:
Project WET is a valuable teaching tool focused on water and issues surrounding this natural resource.  The curriculum is used by FOLGR members during local school visits and community events.  Workshops are also held for area educators.  They focus on the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, K-12.  This publication is the heart of the Project WET Program and is only available through workshops.  By attending a workshop, participants will receive activity and curriculum guides and other valuable resource materials.

Macroinvertebrate Study:
FOLGR owns tools for testing macroinvertebrate life in the Greenbrier River. We collect them in nets and catalog them to help determine the health of streams and our river. Members have received special training in the use of these tools.

Project WET Workshop in Alderson

Practical Ecology:

Ecology is not merely a philosophy, but a lifestyle.

We take our mission to the riverbank every time we go.

With a group of concerned citizens, even the dirty work can be fun. See our photo page for pictures from recent clean-ups.  Also check our events page for upcoming stream clean-ups.

 

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Box 277 Alderson, WV  24910

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