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“Friends of Blackwater works to protect the landscapes, natural and human communities, and heritage of the Blackwater Watershed and Canyon and to promote its sustainable economic development through public outreach, advocacy and restoration."

NEWS

West Virginia and the Allegheny Highlands are home to many beloved creatures who depend on the Endangered Species Act for protection.  But now the Trump administration wants to gut the Act! 

“Ginny,” the amazing WV Northern Flying Squirrel; the cute-as-a-button Cheat Mountain salamander , Lucy the northern long-eared bat  -- and all their pals in our streams, rivers, and forests -- are counting on us to speak out for the natural world.  We have to stop this assault on our basic environmental protection laws.  We must tell our members of Congress that the Endangered Species Act is doing a good job, and we need it more than ever. 

Please let your voice be heard!  Fill out the ESA support letter here, click submit and it will be sent to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin

Remember, extinction is forever! 

Thanks, Judy Rodd, Director, Friends of Blackwater

PS - It will help if you add a sentence about your love of West Virginia’s rare wildlife.

Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online

 

New Railroad Brochure Available!

Blackwater Canyon’s railroad history comes to life in Friends of Blackwater’s heritage brochure. The historic map inside explains where Davis Coal and Coke’s buildings were located along the current rail trail from Thomas to Hendricks.

To order send one dollar ($1) to:
Friends of Blackwater
PO Box 247 - Thomas, WV 26292

 

ACTION

Canyon Rim Cleanup

Help Us Create Master Plan for Blackwater Canyon Trails, Thomas to Olson Fire Tower: Take Our Survey

Click here to view a map of the area trails with a zoom feature.

Click here to read the draft Trails Master Plan.

Click here to take the survey.

WV Wildlife Threatened .. Act Now - Save the Act!

 

Click here to send an email to Senator Joe Manchin!

SPOTLIGHT

Calendar of Events

September


23


Run For It Fundraiser: 9:30 a.m. Davis Fire Hall
*Register for Friends of Blackwater’s team: http://www.tuckerfoundation.net/run/entry-form/

October

5-7

10
17

Mountain State Forest Festival- Conservation Village: Elkins
Beaver Creek water quality monitoring
North Fork water quality monitoring

November

14

Beaver Creek and North Fork water quality monitoring

December

12

Beaver Creek and North Fork water quality monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about any of the posted events or service opportunities, contact Kate at kate@saveblackwater.org