Tucker County, West Virginia has a rich heritage of railroading, coal mining, and timbering. You can explore historic sites, and learn hidden stories from the past, in a one-hour live, interactive Zoom webinar with historian David Vago on a webinar that was hosted on October 29th- stay tuned for a link to the recorded webinar […]
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
- 10/13 Parsons Advocate: Historic Engineering Building in Thomas is On the Rise
- 9/28 Parsons Advocate: Gov. Justice Visits Blackwater Lodge for State Park Announcement
- 9/22 Parsons Advocate: Friends of Blackwater Request Support from Town of Davis
- 9/22 Parsons Advocate: National Bank of Davis listed in the National Register of Historic Places
- 8/7 WV Legals: Request for Proposals for Blackwater Loop Trail Design Services
- 6/1 Gazette-Mail: $27M in Abandoned Mine Lands grants fund trails, campgrounds on former sites across WV
Friends of Blackwater was recently awarded a grant from the National Forest Foundation to begin the Blackwater Rail Trail Botanical Restoration project. Today, non-native “invasive species” like autumn olive, stilt weed, multiflora rose, garlic mustard, Tartarian honeysuckle, and Japanese barberry are choking out native plants like milkweed, an essential host for migrating Monarch butterflies. This […]
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Mining and Reclamation, 47 School Street, Suite 301, Philippi, WV 26416, will hold an online Public Hearing from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as result of the comments and petition signatures submitted by Friends of Blackwater and you! The conference may […]
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If you prefer to donate by check, you can mail your contribution to PO Box 247, Thomas WV 26292.
Friends of Blackwater has some exciting news! This summer, we began the process of working with the DEP and will soon start working with an engineer to design and construct a passive treatment system in the Beaver Creek watershed to treat Seep 100-2. For the past four years, FOB has been conducting water monitoring, testing […]
Friends of Blackwater has entered into a contract with the engineering company BioMost to design a water treatment site that will restore the North Fork of the Blackwater Riv-er. The next step will be meetings with BioMost and DEP engineers who have designed similar treatment sites, to make sure that the design is compliant with […]
Hi! Allow me to introduce myself to this beautiful community. My name is Cheyenne Carter. Raised outside of Elkins I have been skiing, hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and foraging in this area since I was a little girl. When it was time to go to college I left for Southern Maine Community College for […]