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.
Institute is Hiring
Education Specialist to deliver hands-on
Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences to K-12
students across the Potomac River Basin.
BMP Specialist to advance conservation best
management practices for river and watershed protection in
$25-30K based on experience. College degree, good driving
record, background check required.
Funding provided by: U.S. EPA, WV DEP, USDA Forest Service,
NOAA, Chesapeake Bay Office
Open till filled. Equal Opportunity Employer
Scholars Summer Camp 2017
2017 will be our 15th year.
From July 17 to 21, campers will explore rivers in the
Potomac Headwaters, travel across the watershed to Point
Lookout State Park, MD, and spend two nights camping and
discovering the Chesapeake Bay. If you register before
April 1st you get a discount on your registration.
Dowload a brochure with all the details. For more
you are ready,
What's Your BMP?
Submit information on best management
practices you or your group have installed to beautify your
property, protect your local stream, and help restore the Chesapeake
Headwaters Leaders of Watersheds (PHLOW)
teaches students that hands-on conservation of local watersheds can
provide real environmental benefits for the Chesapeake Bay
PHLOW has three main sub-programs: Grow-a-Garden, Growing
Native, and Plant-a-Tree. Through these programs the distinct PHLOW
model educates students with background knowledge that leads to
academically rich and environmentally meaningful hands-on
conservation projects at their school.
Applications available now.
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
Carla Hardy WV CommuniTree
Program. See maps of current and completed CTree projects. Check out reports on
CTree and other forestry projects.
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School Projects Webpage.
Also accessible from eSchool classrooms.
Cacapon Institute is the Coordinator
of the Potomac Watershed Partnership.