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Beaver Creek Seep 100-2 Restoration Begins

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 […]

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North Fork Active Treatment Design Underway

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 […]

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Rail Trail Botanical Restoration Volunteering Opportunities

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 […]

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New Blackwater Botanical Restoration Project to Begin

Friends of Blackwater was recently awarded a grant from the National Forest Foundation to begin the Blackwater Rail Trail Botanical Restoration project. Today, on the Blackwater Canyon Rail-Trail, non-native “invasive species” like autumn olive, stiltweed, multiflora rose, garlic mustard, and Japanese honeysuckle, and barberry are choking out native plants like milkweed, an essential host for […]

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Hiring Blackwater Trail Crew!

Friends of Blackwater is excited to continue work on Canyon Rim and Limerock Trails this summer/fall thanks to grants from the WVDOT and the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance. These trails are on the Monongahela National Forest near the Olsen Fire Tower and take hikers through hemlock forests, mountain laurel groves, past rocky outcroppings looking out […]