Wild and wonderful kid’s activities

During the 2017 New Deal Festival, get a dose of the wild side of West Virginia with kid’s activities hosted by Friends of Deckers Creek and Avian Conservation Center for Appalachia. 

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) is a small, but effective 501(c)(3) nonprofit watershed group whose mission is to improve the natural qualities of, increase the public concern for, and promote the enjoyment of the Deckers Creek watershed. FODC is a community-based organization that works out of Monongalia and Preston Counties, West Virginia. FODC has installed eight acid mine drainage (AMD) remediation projects, removed over 76,000 pounds of trash from the watershed, provided environmental education to the community, created a Citizen Scientist water monitoring program, and performed many other community-based projects.

In the Deckers Creek watershed, and almost anywhere you go, you see the effects of erosion (the removal of material from one place to another by wind or water). Kids will demonstrate raindrop splash (splash erosion) and determine its impact on bare soil, ultimately being able to visually identify types of erosion. The kids will also learn some erosion control practices farmers use to conserve soil.


Avian Conservation Center for Appalachia The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (ACCA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the region’s wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. Founded in 2012, each year all our-volunteer staff treats more than 300 injured or displaced wild birds. Additionally, the ACCA‘s volunteer environmental educators conduct programs throughout the region featuring non-releasable birds of prey. The organization also sponsors and assists with citizen-science based research projects designed to conserve wild birds. The ACCA is located on the same property as Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in the Morgantown, WV, area.

They will be bringing avian ambassadors to visit the New Deal Festival between 11 am and 2 pm!

Thank you 2017 Sponsors!

The 2017 New Deal Festival is made possible through the generous support of local sponsors. Thank you for supporting your community!

Platinum – WBOY TV



Gold – Sarah Barnes Web, LLC




Preston Memorial Hospital

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Mills Group

Brown’s Mill Propane

Rainbow Tire

Allan N. Karlin & Associates 


Bronze – 

Clear Mountain Bank


Lewis & Burge, Inc.

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MountainPath Properties, LLC.

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Edward Jones

Antique Car, Truck, and Tractor Show Sponsors:

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Other business supporters:

Valley Pharmacy

Mary’s Clerical Service

Stone Paving, Inc.

Affordable Signs Unlimited

Shop ‘N Save [Reedsville]

Kingwood Pharmacy, LLC

Brew HaHa

Valley Fuels

Thank you for coming out to our 2016 New Deal Festival!

This year’s New Deal Festival was a great success thanks to all attendees, volunteers, and sponsors!

We hope you and your family had a fun day celebrating the unique history of Arthurdale. We were so glad that it turned out to be a sunny and breezy summer day!

We hope to see you for next year’s festival:

Saturday, July 8, 2017!

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