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.
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
Program. See maps of current and completed CTree projects. Check out reports on
CTree and other forestry projects.
SCHOLARS SUMMER CAMP 2016
Scholars is CI's hands-on exploration of stream ecology and
conservation for middle and high school students.
2016 will be our 14th year. Campers will explore
rivers in the Potomac Headwaters, spend a day in Washington
DC, and camp two nights on the Chesapeake Bay. Download a brochure for all the details.
Registration for Stream
Scholars Summer Camp 2016 is now closed. If you would like
to be added to the waitlist or sign-up for SSSC 2017
notifications, please email
Stream Scholars Summer Camp 2014 was amazing.
Take a look.
Support Cacapon Institute!
School Projects Webpage.
Also accessible from eSchool classrooms.
Cacapon Institute is the Coordinator
of the Potomac Watershed Partnership.