We’re so excited to finally announce the art contest winners! This year was our second art contest for kids to engage in their creativity and learn more about West Virginia wildlife. WV is home to roughly 600 incredible creatures that need our time and attention in order to thrive! In order to protect and love something, […]
Friends of Blackwater seeks to hire a Program Staff Member whose work will primarily focus on grant management, writing, and budgeting. Send resume to email@example.com.
Background: Friends of Blackwater (“FOB”) is a non-profit conservation organization in Tucker County, West Virginia working to protect the natural and human resources of the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands. FOB was founded to move the iconic Blackwater Canyon into public ownership, and has expanded its mission over 20 years to include watershed restoration, outdoor recreational development, heritage and environmental education, and broad environmental advocacy.
The Program Staff Member will work with the staff team on program development, grant and technical report writing, project management, data management and analysis, budgeting, field work, public outreach and advocacy, and volunteer supervision. Desirable skills and experience include: training/experience in a natural science-related field, field work, demonstrated writing skills and experience, and project management. A valid driver’s license is required.
This is a full-time position with somewhat flexible hours and schedule; in-person work from the FOB office in the Town of Thomas, WV is expected. Compensation will be dependent on experience. This is an opportunity to develop, employ, and refine a diverse vocational skill set in the realm of natural resource management, while working in one of the most unique and beautiful outdoors destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Application: Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Friends of Blackwater, visit saveblackwater.org.
By Dave Lesher Among the weather headlines at the start of the New Year, we see that 2020 went into the weather record books as the fifth warmest year for the entire Lower 48 states since record-keeping started in 1895. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made that analysis based on observations from more […]
Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, just filed two law suits against the former Trump administration after their final attacks on the Endangered Species Act that stripped vital protections from federal lands that research indicates are necessary for endangered and threatened species conservation. The first case challenges what the Trump administration defines as “habitat,” which […]
Friends of Blackwater is excited to celebrate the newest National Natural Landmark (NNL) site- the Bear Rocks and Allegheny Front Preserve! Located in Grant and Tucker Counties, these sites rocks the plateau world of the Allegheny Mountains in northeast West Virginia! Visiting Bear Rocks Preserve today, you’d see flat sedimentary rocks reaching right up to […]
Calling all backcountry enthusiasts and winter lovers! The 16th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show on February 11th at 8 PM at your home! By purchasing a ticket, you’ll have access to the film festival for 2 weeks to watch at your leisure, but we hope you’ll join us on the 11th. […]