We recently spotted a great letter about Blackwater Canyon in the Inter-Mountain. Thomas resident Joseph Dumire wrote into the paper to discuss the importance of protecting West Virginia’s crown jewel from deforestation and development.
He writes that the area should be set aside “so the forest can continue to grow untouched as old growth timber for wildlife, mankind, and our environment for generations to come”. We couldn’t agree more.
Friends of Blackwater was originally founded to protect the canyon from logging, and although our mission has expanded since then, that remains one of our core values. The canyon is ecologically unique, and beloved by tourists and locals alike. It is wonderful to see continuing public support for protecting this iconic landscape.
Read the full letter here.