The headwaters of Davis Creek in Kanawha State Forest.

The Davis Creek Watershed Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer group working to improve environmental quality in the Davis Creek watershed in Kanawha County, West Virginia. We are located near Charleston and South Charleston on the south side of the Kanawha River.


The goal of the Davis Creek Watershed Association is to protect and improve the environmental quality of the Davis Creek watershed through community action, education and outreach, and cooperative efforts with landowners, businesses, and governmental agencies.

Toward that goal, our volunteers conduct stream and roadside cleanups, remediation and reclamation of illegal dump sites, educational activities, work cooperatively with landowners to  promote good land stewardship and, when necessary, work with appropriate local and state governmental agencies on law enforcement matters. We have conducted water quality monitoring since 1996 and we currently participate in the West Virginia Save Our Streams program.

OUR TRASH TALLY TO DATE:  299.96 tons of trash and 2,729+ tires.

The Davis Creek Watershed Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The 25th annual spring Davis Creek Watershed Cleanup was held on Saturday, April 27th. One group started the morning with coffee and donuts at W. Q. Watters parking lot.

The other group (16) met at Lions Field in Little Creek Park. A group of Scouts from BSA Troop 158 contributed some serious manpower to the effort.

A total of 41 volunteers participated, with the other group of 25 working on the main stem of the creek, including Ray's Branch and Middle Fork.

51 tires
4.29 Tons of trash
  3  bags of recyclable            aluminum cans

The Trace Fork crew was treated to a hearty and ample pizza lunch donated by Dennis Stottlemyer, and the main Davis Creek crew enjoyed a delicious lunch hosted by Tami and Allen Marker.


Walker Express
City of  South Charleston
W. Q. Watters Company
WV Dept. of Environmental      Protection
BSA TRoop 158
Tami and Allen Marker
Dennis Stottlemyer