CREEK in the Creek

Jul 15, 2017

The Coal River Environmental Education for Kids (CREEK) program provides meaningful, memorable, hands-on learning opportunities. Kids either won't get this in school or they'll get a coal industry-approved lesson. In fact, several public school teachers receive grants to promote a pro-coal curriculum from the WV Coal Association. CREEK counters this propaganda with truth and an appreciation for a healthy environment. Field trips, guest speakers, and stream cleanups teach valuable lessons and, even more importantly, instill a sense of stewardship and pride in community service. On Friday, July 14, the CREEK kids got a lesson on water quality from the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection's Save Our Streams program coordinator, and they had a lot of fun in Peachtree Creek. Please sponsor this program with a tax-deductible gift at  Thanks for your support!  Coal River Environmental Education for Kids (CREEK)       

Glenn Nelson is WVDEP's Save Our Streams (SOS) Program Coordinator teaching the Coal River Environmental Education for Kids (CREEK) younguns what's the best kind of bugs when wanting to know if your water is safe. We found mayflies, a true indicator of good water in Peachtree Creek.