Friends of Blackwater has recently submitted our comments on the Federal Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans. We are opposed to there being no mentioning of old-growth forests, let alone anything about their carbon sequestering ability. Click the button below to read our comments! The Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, Environment America, Larch Company, Natural […]
We are building a circle of love and protection around the landscapes and communities that we cherish.
Friends of Blackwater works to protect and promote natural beauty, diverse creatures, unique heritage, and the outdoor recreation economy in the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands -- home to the magnificent, 10,000-acre Blackwater Canyon – West Virginia’s “Scenic Crown Jewel.” Our professional staff and grass-roots citizen advocacy are a strong force for responsible conservation and sustainable progress in the Highlands.
FOB in the Newsroom
- 11/10/2021 Parsons Advocate: NCCC helps Friends of Blackwater and the West Virginia Land trust
- 6/08 Parsons Advocate: Restoring the Blackwater Trail
- 6/07 Parsons Advocate: Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Camp 70 Road Cleanup
- 5/28 Parsons Advocate: Blackwater River Loop Trail Gets Support
- 2/15 Parsons Advocate: MKL Weekend food drive raises $5600 for Tucker Food Banks
- 1/9 The Intermountain: FOB Thanks Legislators for New River Gorge Designation
- 11/4 Parson's Advocate: New Illustrated Signs Highlight Heritage in Davis and Thomas
- 11/2 States of Leading News: Governor Justice awards $8.6 million in TARTP Grants in West Virginia
Friends of Blackwater was fortunate enough to receive some help from an Americorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) crew! They have been removing invasive plants along the Blackwater Rail Trail in Thomas, WV. They will be here for three weeks so if you see them around give them a friendly Tucker County welcome! With their […]
Friends of Blackwater is holding a Winter Wildlife art contest for students up to grade 12. We have a list of animals that you can choose from. The idea is to draw or paint the animals in a setting that they would be found in winter. For example, Timber Rattlesnakes spend the winter in dens […]