Welcome to the Education Eddy T.V.
Monday: April 27th at 7:00PM – The Glory Days of Cheat River Rafting with Charlie Walbridge
Tuesday: April 28th at 6:00PM – A Walk Along Indian Creek with Hannah Spencer
Wednesday: April 29th 7:00PM – Albright Dam Removal: Reconaissance Study Part 1 with Amanda Pitzer FOC, Executive Director
Thursday: April 30th 7:00PM – Albright Dam Removal: Reconaissance Study Part 2 with Madison Ball FOC, Restoration Program Manager
Friday: May 1st 5:00PM – Cheat River Fishing Update with FOC’s Garrett Richardson
The Glory Days of Cheat River Rafting with Charlie Walbridge
Premier: Monday, April 27th at 7:00PM
The Glory Days of Cheat River Rafting: In the 1970’s and ’80’s the Cheat Canyon was a very popular spring rafting venue, as big as the famous Gauley River in the fall. Roughly 40,000 people ran the river commercially each year. Charlie Walbridge and other other guides from that era will share their stories, including “Black Monday” and other accounts of guide-assisted mayhem.
Charlie Walbridge started paddling whitewater in college and first visited West Virginia in the late 60’s. An active C-1 slalom and wildwater racer, he worked part-time as a river guide on the Cheat River in the late 70’s. He ran a mail order company, Wildwater Designs, for 22 years. After the company closed he and his wife, Sandy, moved to Bruceton Mills. He worked as a sales rep for Northwest River Supplies in Idaho and serves outfitters from Maine to Georgia. A long time member of the American Whitewater board, he maintains their accident database and produces a bi-annual annual report of U.S. whitewater fatalities. He’s also an ACA instructor-trainer in swiftwater rescue and teaches regularly on the area’s rivers. He’s produced several books and is especially proud of A Canoe and Kayak Guide to West Virginia, the updated version of the publication that first brought him to the state. He’s also on the board of Camp Mowglis, the place where he learned to canoe.
A Walk Along Indian Creek with Hannah Spencer
Premier: Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00PM – Kid Friendly!
Join Hannah Spencer for a walk along Indian Creek, a tributary to the Youghiogheny River. We will learn about plants and animals that inhabit the stream banks of Indian Creek.
Hannah is a woods-loving creature and goes on outdoor adventures as the Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Watershed Association, a watershed organization in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.