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Here’s some exciting news:

Friends of Blackwater is “Moving to the Mountains!”

By March 2013 (or sooner, depending on the weather), our main Friends of Blackwater office will be in the Town of Davis, in Tucker County. Davis, of course, is the picturesque and scenic gateway to Canaan Valley -- a popular outdoor recreation center for the High Allegheny region.

Our new solar-powered office in Davis is right next to the beautiful Blackwater River (and also next to a great coffee shop.) Come by, grab a cup of high-test, get free trail maps, and learn about our projects.

Moving is a big deal, and more than ever before we are counting on donations from you, our supporters, to make sure that Friends of Blackwater can make this move, and still continue our important environmental and community protection campaigns.

Your donation to Friends of Blackwater will go to work with other donations from people who love the natural world in defense of West Virginia’s Highlands.

Your gift will:

  • Pay local young people to lead nature tours. Buy limestone to restore the Blackwater River’s headwater streams.

  • Monitor National Forest projects -- to protect “Ginny,” the West Virginia northern flying squirrel


  • Block fracking damage to public land and waterways.

  • Expand recreation in the Blackwater Canyon -- and across the High Alleghenies.

  • And our Blackwater Canyon and High Allegheny protection projects continue.

It is exciting and inspiring for us – and we hope for you -- that our new FOB office will be located at the heart of the Highlands. Together, we are creating a circle of love and protection around the landscapes that we love!

Thanks for all you do to protect our present, and build a better future.



P.S. Along with your donation, this season of giving is a great time to give Blackwater Gifts -- like t-shirts, tote bags and stuffed animals. Gift memberships in FOB are a great present, too – because they add new people to the FOB circle. View gifts online or call us for an order form.