Take photos with Water Reporter, help protect West Virginia’s rivers

Do you love the the rivers of the Southern Monongahela Headwaters? The Williams, Cherry, Cranberry, Gauley, and Greenbrier? This is the area of the proposed Birthplace of Rivers National Monument.

Do love to fish, paddle, and swim in the Elk River — anywhere along the river?

Two photo campaigns using Water Reporter

This summer and autumn you can help these rivers by capture photos to tell the stories of these rivers!

Now through Labor Day: The Elk River. Take pictures anywhere along the Elk. The beauty, the challenges, and the recovery from the 2016 flood. We specifically need photos of all the put-ins and takeouts along the Elk River Water Trail.

Labor Day through October: We’re photographing the Headwaters area of the southern Monongahela National Forest, the area known as Birthplace of Rivers.

It’s easy to help! You download an app called Water Reporter, You click to join the WV Rivers community in the app, and start taking photos!

Here’s how it works.

From your Android or iOS device: Download the Water Reporter app. Create a FREE acoount. After you register, you’ll be invited to join a community. Enter West Virginia Rivers Coalition (it will pop up as soon as you start typing).

That’s it. Start taking pictures using the app, and post them.

From your computer: Register for Water Reporter account. Be sure to join the West Virginia Rivers community. Then open your Android or iOS device to log in and get started.

Be sure to tag your photos!

Up in the Headwaters, share them with the hashtag: #SaveOurHeadwaters and #SaveWVRivers.

Along the Elk River, share photos with the hashtag #LovetheElk and #SaveWVRivers.

Don’t have an Android or iOS device?

That’s okay! Take pictures on whatever device you have. Next time you’re at your computer, just log into your Water Reporter account, and upload your photos.

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