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. 

MISSION STATEMENT

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 and West Virginia Make It Shine cleanup program. 

OUR TRASH TALLY TO DATE:  302.56 tons of trash and 2,739+ tires. 

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


 OCTOBER 2020 CLEANUP  NETS MORE TRASH

  Due to current health safety concerns, our volunteers staged a week-long, "work-when-you-can" cleanup of stream banks and roadsides. 

 The results were impressive!
​Volunteers were busy the week of October 6-10, working on cleaning up roadways and stream banks. Good weather was helpful to the cause as 22 folks spread out from Kessinger Road to Dry Branch rounding up tires, trash and roadside litter. 

 The trash tally was 47 bags  and 14 tires hauled in, plus assorted plastic car parts, pallets, a target, 2 sofas and other assorted items. Plus 1 55-gallon bag of recyclable cans.

 Many thanks to all who participated, to the REAP program for bags and gloves and to the City of South Charleston for its support. 
  Prizes were awarded to the Ratrie-Peyton family for Largest Family Group, Carlye and Greg Barnett for Most Bags Collected, the Pray family for Most Unusual “Find” (a target), and Greg  Barnett, Allen Marker and Bill Tate for the “Largest Catch” (an abandoned sofa).

TEAM DAVIS CREEK does it again! 
DAVIS CREEK WATERSHED    ASSOCIATION