On February 7th, 2019, join Friends of Blackwater for a fun night of winter films at Whitegrass Ski Touring Center in Canaan Valley. The doors will open at 5:30 and dinner will be available from the Whitegrass kitchen. We are once again featuring films about winter recreation from the Winter Wildlands Alliance. The image below […]
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Despite snowy roads that kept some people stuck at home, two public meetings on the proposed Tucker County pumped storage garnered high turnout this week. The County Development Authority and Planning Commission had a number of technical questions about how the project would purchase power and generate revenue. Freedomworks is still working on making agreements […]
Check out the trailer for the 2019 Backcountry Film Festival. Friends of Blackwater will be hosting a showing on February 7th at Whitegrass Ski Touring Center in Canaan Valley. To learn more and purchase tickets, go here.
On December 29th, the Charleston Gazette-Mail ran an article recounting the controversy that has sprung up around a pumped storage facility planned for Tucker County. The article included quotes submitted by concerned environmental organizations, including Friends of Blackwater, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Although they were not quoted in […]