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.

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Cleared Coke Ovens (Page 7)

Thank You NCCC Team Tide 3!

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 […]


Tucker County Trails Roundtable 1/26/2022

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, […]

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A Great Job by NCCC Crew!

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 […]