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 of stream ecology and conservation for middle and high school students. This year, the campers explored rivers in the Potomac Headwaters, traveled up the watershed to Spruce Knob, WV, and spent two nights camping and discovering the Chesapeake Bay’s highest peaks. They also enjoyed a sunshine-filled canoe float trip on the Cacapon River.
President Rachel D’Agostino was lucky enough to meet this young group of scholars before their float trip at the Cacapon Institute’s office in Great Cacapon. She and the students talked about the signs of a healthy river, what animals we have in the watershed, and what they could do to help keep the Cacapon River clean and healthy.
Many thanks to the Cacapon Institute’s wonderful staff for inviting our president to speak with these inspiring children!
Next year, the Friends of the Cacapon River hopes to sponsor more of our local, talented youth for the Stream Scholars Summer Camp.