On April 22nd, we celebrated Earth Day with a cleanup along Camp 70 road, just outside the town of Davis. This is a popular recreation area along the Blackwater River, but unfortunately a lot of use can also mean a lot of trash. We had great weather for the event, and got a lot done. […]
We’re always busy here at Friends of Blackwater, and don’t always stop to reflect on what makes the organization go – our members and donors. All of our programs, from public lands protection and watershed restoration to historic interpretation and climate education, depend on your support. Thank you! Making a donation can mean many different […]
Our March 2019 newsletter is now available online. Catch up on policy news and local history, learn about upcoming events, and more. Download the issue here.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Winter Film Festival! There was more snow in the films than outside on the evening of February 7th, but we still had a great time. In addition to the film screening, we had live music by Tom Rodd, an update on our programs from Judy Rodd, and […]
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our holiday reception on December 14th! It was a great evening, with live music and lots of fun. The Buxton and Landstreet Gallery was a festive venue, and we would like to thank the Vandalia Heritage Foundation for partnering with us on this event. We also had […]
After 18 months of monitoring and a series of meetings with state, business and non-profit partners, we are closing in on a first draft of the Beaver Creek watershed-based plan. In order to receive grants from the EPA targeting restoration of the waterway, we have to have a watershed based plan, so this is the […]
On September 25th and 26th, non-profits from around the state met at Canaan Valley Resort for the West Virginia Non-Profit Association’s annual leadership summit. There were panels and workshops throughout the gathering, including one featuring Friends of Blackwater. The “New Approaches to Volunteerism” panel included Kelly Stadelman of the Tucker Community Foundation, Danny Swan of […]
Press Release: Friends of Blackwater Contact: Judy Rodd firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 304-345-7663 cell: 304-552-7602 Date: September 17, 2018 Citizens Object to Plan for Commercial Logging in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge The West Virginia conservation group Friends of Blackwater has filed a comment letter with the Fish and Wildlife Service challenging a proposal to commercially log […]
Friends of Blackwater is proud of the citizens of Logan County, West Virginia, who united to stop a proposed deer hunt in Chief Logan State Park. The WV Department of Natural Resources had announced earlier in 2018 that a hunt was needed due to overpopulation of deer in the Park, which can lead to illness […]