Entries by Rachel DAgostino

A River By Any Other Name

  Have you heard “Cacapon” pronounced differently? Maybe you’ve even wondered how to say it. Truth is, over the centuries, the spelling and pronunciation of our river’s name have varied. Though the consensus is that the word is derived from the Shawnee language, dozens of variations exist. To-be president George Washington, in his 1732 Journal […]

Friends of the Cacapon River Wins $5,000 Grant

  The Friends of the Cacapon River received a $5,000 grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Stream Partners Program. The grant funding will be used to update, streamline, and distribute our most requested publication: theHomeowner Packet: A Guide for Families Living Along a Waterway, which was originally created in 1995.  The updated version […]

WV Dept. of Environmental Protection Watershed Film

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has produced a lovely short film about the hard-working watershed organizations in our state. Friends of the Cacapon River president Rachel D’Agostino was honored to be interviewed for the film to talk about her passion for the Cacapon River and its watershed. Please take a few minutes to […]

Friends of Cacapon River Sponsors Child for Stream Scholars Summer Camp

As part of our goal to help educate the local community—especially our local youth—about the importance of the Cacapon River and it’s watershed, the Friends of the Cacapon River sponsored a child from Morgan County for the Cacapon Institute’s excellent Stream Scholars Summer Camp.  The Cacapon Institute’s Stream Scholars Summer Camp is a hands-on exploration […]

Cacapon River Polluted in Capon Bridge, WV

The Waste Water Treatment Plant in the Town of Capon Bridge, West Virginia, was malfunctioning and releasing pollution—in the form of alarming levels of fecal coliform, discolored effluent, excess chlorine, and floating solid waste—directly into the Cacapon River for almost two years. At one point, the levels of fecal coliform were 300 times the allowable […]