Aaron’s Audacious Adventures June 25th Edition This week I completed the second survey of the 12 points along the Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail with good results. Wednesday morning started off with delightful summer temperatures as I worked my way along the Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail from Douglas to Thomas. Each of the twelve survey points […]
The Monongahela National Forest… Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge… Blackwater Falls State Park… these landscapes contain the most beautiful natural areas in West Virginia and the Allegheny Highlands. Biking, hiking, and paddling are great ways to explore the region. FOB works with land managers and civic groups to promote and maintain these trails.
Our goal is to develop an area-wide network of trails, linking towns and local attractions together.
Friends of Blackwater was lucky enough to receive another National Civilian Conservation Corps Team (NCCC) during the month of March. The crew consisted of 9 individuals who were all hard-working and willing to get the job done. They worked on a number of projects; clearing/ opening more historic coke ovens, clearing moss off the historical […]
Attendees: Josh Saville, Downstream Strategies Sara Cottingham, Downstream Strategies Zachary Adams, Appalachian Dirt, Trail Labs Zach Foster, Appalachian Conservation Corps Amy Cimarolli, West Virginia Land Trust, Yellow Creek Natural Area Rick Landenberger, West Virginia Land Trust, Yellow Creek Natural Area George Finly, Trail Advocate, Laura Finch, WV Scenic Trails Association Brian Sarafino, Davis Information Center, […]
The Blackwater Loop Trail will allow visitors of Blackwater Falls State Park to access more restricted areas. One of these restricted areas is Pendleton Falls, which is located along Pendleton Creek below the dam at Pendleton Lake. A Huge thanks to the Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Program that will be funding this project! Jim Christie, […]
Friends of Blackwater was fortunate enough to receive some help from an Americorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) crew! They have been removing invasive plants along the Blackwater Rail Trail in Thomas, WV. They will be here for three weeks so if you see them around give them a friendly Tucker County welcome! With their […]