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Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival and FOB Fundraiser

Friends of Blackwater will host the Annual Winter Wildlands Alliiance Back Country Film Festival and Fundraiser on Saturday February 13 at TipTop Cafe in Thomas, WV. Films start at 7pm. Tickets are $15 per individual and $25 per couple. Children under 12 are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase from TipTop. There will also be a raffle.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

48 hours in Tucker County, WV - Sarah Puckett, Blue Ridge Outdoors

In the northeast corner of West Virginia nestled between mountains, lakes, and rivers lies the tiny, quaint county of Tucker. Though the county has a small population of under 5,000, the large sense of community has helped create one of the most beautiful, booming outdoor areas in the United States. Click here to read more.

Special Photo Offer!!

Photographer Steve Shaluta has graciously donated the use ofthis and three other stunning photos to Friends of Blackwater for our fundraising efforts. Any of these would make the perfect gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day or just because. Click here for more information and to order.

Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online!

FOB featured in "Currents" Short Film

"Currents", a short film celebrating the dozens of volunteer watershed groups in West Virginia premiered at the West Virginia Rivers Film Festival at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown on October 22. Both Judy Rodd and Brandae Mullins were featured in the film. Click here to watch the trailer and the short film.



BREAKING NEWS! US Forest Service Helps Protect Ginny & Her Babies 

The US Forest Service has just ruled that Dominion Natural Resources must find an alternative route for their proposed ACP pipeline that will not injure “Ginny” and her high-mountain pals, the Cheat Mountain Salamander and Cow Knob Salamander. 

To read the Forest Service letter, click here.

Forest Service denies pipeline route - News Leader

Feds reject pipeline route through national forests in Virginia - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Forest Service rejects route for Atlantic Coast Pipeline - Nelson County Times

The J.R. Clifford Project Celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with A Day of Service

Tucker County High student, John Paul Coleman-Castells reads a Martin Luther King, Jr speech at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, WV to celebrate the MLK Holiday. The JR Clifford Court room drama was also performed at this event organized by FOB Vista volunteer, Monica Zabrosk

Public Libraries Receive Books on WV Civil Rights History - The Barbour County Democrat


Calendar of Events

Thursday Night Ride at 5 Join other mountain biking enthusiasts every Thursday at Blackwater Bikes in Davis to explore local area trails. Public gathering aftewards at Stumptown Ales.

January 26, 2016 - E-day at WV Legislature. WV Capitol Rotunda - 9am to 3pm

January 29, 2015 - History Day at the WV Legislature, WV Capitol Rotunda - 9am -3pm

February 10, 2016 6 pm - 9 pm -Taste of Tucker Gala- Come celebrate 30 years of innovation, community and business in Tucker County on February 10, 2016 at 5pm at the Culture Center. , Click here for more information and to register.

February 13, 2016 7 pm - 9 pm -Winter Wildlands Alliance Back Country Film Festival- TipTop Cafe, Thomas, WV