Join us for an exciting lecture about local, turn of the century immigration on October 27th at 2 pm in the Cotrill’s Opera House on Front St in Thomas, WV. When the timber and coal industry in Davis and Thomas exploded in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, European immigrants were brought over to do […]
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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.
Friends of Blackwater is hosting a second heritage clean up this fall at the Coketon Roundhouse on September 14th at 10 am. Located right off of the Rail Trail near Snyder Run, the roundhouse used to be the primary engine maintenance site in the area around the turn of the century. The building itself has […]
Friends of Blackwater will have a table in the vendor area of the Leaf Peeper’s Festival in Davis on Saturday, September 28th. The festival overlaps with Run For It, so after the race we hope you visit our booth, pick up some brochures and check out our merchandise! We’ll have a brand new selection of […]
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If you prefer to donate by check, you can mail your contribution to PO Box 247, Thomas WV 26292.
Pinnacle Rock State Park is located in Mercer County at the very southern tip of West Virginia. The park was established in 1938 when 26 acres of land were bought for the public interest by the Conservation Commission. Additional land has been purchased and added to the state park over the past decades with the […]
North Bend State Park is a lovely 2,492 acre park located in Richie County, WV, east of Parkersburg. The park was founded in 1951 and has a strong history of community involvement with many local groups actively raising funds and doing much of the work to create and designate it as state park. Groups such […]
By Ashley Archer All of those animal sounds you hear when walking through a forest, like birds calling, frogs croaking, and insects chirping, are used by wildlife to communicate a variety of messages. In addition to sounds that are within the hearing range of your typical human, some wildlife species communicate in the range that […]