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Thank You for Your Patagonia Donations!

We’d like to thank everyone who has given to Friends of Blackwater on the Patagonia platform these past couple of weeks. Because of you, Patagonia will be giving Friends of Blackwater an additional $1,110 match to your donations. Patagonia hit their $10,000,000 donation match limit this season; HOWEVER, if you’d still like to donate, they […]


December 14th Open House

Save the date! Friends of Blackwater and Vandalia Heritage Foundation are hosting a Holiday Open House on December 14th from 2-4 pm at the Buxton and Landstreet Gallery. Come do some local holiday shopping and learn about each of our great organizations. 10% of all purchases that day will support FOB’s work in the Allegheny […]


We’re Hiring: Heritage VISTA Member

Friends of Blackwater is looking to hire a new team member focused on Tucker County, regional history, 20th Century industry, and cultural heritage. If you’re interested in these topics, we want to hear from you! This Heritage VISTA Member position will be focused on studying and creating materials related to the industrial and cultural history […]

Prickett's Fort

State Park Spotlight: Prickett’s Fort

Located in Marion County along the Monongahela River, the 188 acre Prickett’s Fort State Park is a fun jaunt into living history. Founded in 1975, the State Park is built upon the location of a late 18th Century settler’s fort of the same name. Visitors can visit Prickett’s Fort and learn about settler and colonial […]

Friends of Blackwater Goes to Washington

Friends of Blackwater staffers Sean Coffers, Emmie Cornell, and Logan Thorne recently spent a couple of days in Washington, D.C. working on water and environmental issues on both a state wide and national level. It was a productive time. Tuesday was spent with our friends at the Water Protection Network at their annual membership meeting. […]


State Park Spotlight: Pipestem Resort

Located along the Bluestone River about 12 miles northeast of Princeton, WV, Pipestem Resort State Park (commonly just called Pipestem State Park) is a testament to government planning and outdoor recreation. Founded in 1963, the park is on over 4,000 acreas and offers recreational opportunities for almost anyone. It is named after the meadowsweet plant, […]

North Bend SP Lake

State Park Spotlight: North Bend

North Bend State Park is a lovely 2,492 acre park located in Richie County, WV, east of Parkersburg. The park was founded in 1951 and has a strong history of community involvement with many local groups actively raising funds and doing much of the work to create and designate it as state park. Groups such […]