The waterways and underground connections beneath our feet may not be visible to us, but they play tremendous roles in the pollution and restoration of the waterways that humans, wildlife, and plants depend upon. Late last fall, FOB met with the President of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Nancy Stoner, and Jan Carter, a retired wetland […]
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
- 6/08 Parsons Advocate: Restoring the Blackwater Trail
- 6/07 Parsons Advocate: Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Camp 70 Road Cleanup
- 5/28 Parsons Advocate: Blackwater River Loop Trail Gets Support
- 2/15 Parsons Advocate: MKL Weekend food drive raises $5600 for Tucker Food Banks
- 1/9 The Intermountain: FOB Thanks Legislators for New River Gorge Designation
- 11/4 Parson's Advocate: New Illustrated Signs Highlight Heritage in Davis and Thomas
- 11/2 States of Leading News: Governor Justice awards $8.6 million in TARTP Grants in West Virginia
Attendees: Samantha Miller, Frank Gebhard, and Judy Rodd of Friends of Blackwater. Martin Christ and Callie Cronin of the WVDEP. Josh Saville of Downstream Strategies. Stephen Sites of West Virginia Division of Highways Kenneth Lazzaro of Dominion energy Main Topics: Friends of Blackwater, inc. Past watershed coordinators have outlined where pollution is coming from at […]
Friends of Blackwater has signed onto a letter to President-Elect Biden as his team begins to address the COVID-19 public health crisis and develop an economic recovery plan, requesting the creation of long-term conservation and restoration jobs. The US can overcome this economic downturn while protecting and restoring our unique natural resources, including biodiversity, and […]