WVDEP Will Host Organizational Meeting For Fishing Creek Stream Investigation in New Martinsville


Volunteers needed to accomplish the survey

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (March 22, 2018) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will host an organizational meeting for those wishing to volunteer to help accomplish a survey of Fishing Creek. 

The WVDEP is teaming up with the Richard Evans Memorial Conservancy to learn more about Fishing Creek and its tributaries. Those who wish to help accomplish the survey can attend the meeting at Quinet’s Court Restaurant in New Martinsville starting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26. Martin Christ of the WVDEP’s Watershed Improvement Branch will be available to answer questions about what volunteers can do to help accomplish the survey.

Fishing Creek drains 218 square miles in the southwest part of Wetzel County. It is formed by the North and South Forks of Fishing Creek, which come together in Pine Grove. All the streams running through Wileyville, Coburn, Big Run, Jacksonburg, and Smithfield are part of the Fishing Creek watershed. Fishing Creek flows into the Ohio River at New Martinsville.


Jake Glance
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1335