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YAB Throws a Wicked Halloween Party

YAB Costume Party

The Friends of Deckers Creek Youth Action Board (YAB) recently hosted their first ever Halloween Costume Party for youth in the Morgantown area.  The party was a way to help increase awareness about YAB, recruit new members, and raise funds.  The event took place on October 25th at the Morgantown Learning Academy and was open to youth ages 10 and up.  There was music, dancing, games, activities, prizes, and even a Halloween photo corner where kids could take group pictures with spooky props and decorations. There was also an art exhibit (co-created by long time major donor Ann Payne and Betty Jaegar) that highlighted many of the species that occur in West Virginia and are currently being impacted by climate change.  This exhibit was a testament to the "spooky" future our ecosystems face if climate change is left unabated.      

Friends of Deckers Creek and YAB would like to thank all the local businesses (see logos and names below) that donated and supported YAB's efforts to recruit new members and raise funds for their valuable work.  YAB was able to raise over $600 to go towards this year's trips--trips that will focus on wildlife and fish conservation efforts in West Virginia and surrounding states.  YAB hopes to learn more about conservation in order to better promote wildlife and fish in the Deckers Creek watershed.
Sponsors for the party included:

The original mural painted by YAB was ready for a facelift.  The members of YAB united to take on this task. After a lot of hard work, a new bigger and better mural was painted. There are still some details to be added, but it is still awesome. Check it out at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park! Oh! and remember, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead



YAB got back from an awesome trip with Aurora Lights up on Cheat Mountain! We took them on a 5 day primitive camping experience and shared how to build a fire, find or make shelter, find clean water and food, and deal with basic medical emergencies. Read on for some first hand stories from YABers about their adventure!

Read more: YAB summer trip 2013