The Youth Guide to Deckers Creek was created and is managed by the Friends of Deckers Creek Youth Action Board (YAB). YAB is a group of dedicated youth ages 18 and younger interested in the health of their watershed and helping their community. Their mission is to increase youth participation in helping clean up the Deckers Creek watershed for conservation, preservation, and recreation through youth-led projects and research.
The Deckers Creek watershed is 64 square miles, located in Preston and Monongalia Counties. The cities and towns within the watershed are Arthurdale, Reedsville, Masontown and Morgantown and the unincorporated areas of Dellslow, Richard and Brookhaven. The watershed is home to many beautiful and scenic areas, as well as many sources of environmental contamination. YAB has worked to locate, map, and provide information about many of these areas in the first ever youth watershed guide!