On October 6th, Friends of Blackwater will be partnering with the Forest Service for a cleanup even in the Otter Creek Wilderness. We will be meeting at the Condon Run trailhead at 9:30 a.m. to get started. The first task will be picking up garbage, but in the event that there isn’t much garbage, tools […]
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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. Join us!
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On October 2nd, S.569 (the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act) passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This bill would provide permanent re-authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a key program which has provided funds to parks, forests, and public lands throughout […]
This weekend, team Friends of Blackwater competed in Run For It, Tucker County’s favorite community fundraiser. Although we weren’t the fastest team, with costumes, live music, and great team spirit, we may have been one of the most fun. The Leaf Peepers Festival also took place in Davis the same weekend, and we had a […]
On September 22nd, a volunteer event organized by Friends of Blackwater, in partnership with the Forest Service, improved the visibility of the historic roundhouse foundation, located along the Blackwater Canyon rail trail near Thomas. The roundhouse was once used to turn trains arriving in Thomas around and send them back down the canyon. All that […]
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Friends of Ginny!Purdue University scientist Elizabeth Flaherty, and her graduate student are learning important new information about the diet of "Ginny", the West Virginia Flying Squirrel.
Blackwater VolunteersThese energetic volunteers are upgrading historic sites in the Blackwater Canyon.
J.R. CliffordWest Virginia’s first African American attorney, who won a historic victory for equality in education. (1848-1933)
Dr. Tom PauleyDr. Pauley has studied the endangered Cheat Mountain salamander for 40 years, while raising up new generations of skilled biologists.
Brianna AllBrianna All spent a summer deep in the Monongahela National Forest, monitoring the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel.
Save Blackwater Canyon supportersSupporters at Cheat Fest sign a photo petition with Ginny the flying squirrel, to help save Blackwater Canyon.
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