FOB recieves $15K grant from Dominion Foundation for Trail Restoration
On Tuesday June 14, 2016 the Dominion Foundation presented a $15,000 grant to Friends of Blackwater for hiking/biking trail improvements in Blackwater Canyon near Thomas, WV.
Bat Killings by Wind Energy Turbines Continue
Industry plan to reduce deadly effects of blades may not be enough, some scientists say
Special Photo Offer!!
Photographer Steve Shaluta has graciously donated the use ofthis and three other stunning photos to Friends of Blackwater for our fundraising efforts. Any of these would make the perfect gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day or just because. Click here for more information and to order.
FOB featured in "Currents" Short Film
"Currents", a short film celebrating the dozens of volunteer watershed groups in West Virginia premiered at the West Virginia Rivers Film Festival at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown on October 22. Both Judy Rodd and Brandae Mullins were featured in the film. Click here to watch the trailer and the short film.
Help Protect Our Precious Public Lands!
Seneca State Forest could also be impacted by the new southern route of the ACP mega-pipeline. Route maps show it cutting through the Forest across the popular Greenbrier River Trail and eliminating part of WV's long distance Allegheny Trail. Historic cabins built by the CCC in the 1930's could be effected. Stand up for our public lands!!
Monongahela National Forest 3rd Comment Period on Dominion Gas Pipeline Surveys has ended! Thank you for helping us protect our public land!
Calendar of Events
Thursday Night Ride at 5 Join other mountain biking enthusiasts every Thursday at Blackwater Bikes in Davis to explore local area trails. Public gathering aftewards at Stumptown Ales.
Buxton Landstreet Galleries Summer Classes: June-July, 2016, Click here for a full schedule.
Canaan Mountain Bike Festival: June 16-19, http://canaanmtbfestival.blogspot.com/p/sa.html
WV Days Celebration: Canaan Valley Resort June 17-
Celebration of the Arts: July 3, Canaan ValleyResort http://canaanresort.com/13/event-calendar/july-events/
M i d - S u m m e r W a l k Between the Parks: July 9 and August 8, Canaan ValleyResort/Blackwater Falls State Park http://canaanresort.com/13/event-calendar/julyevents/
Brew Skies Festival: August 19-20, Timberline Resort www.brewskiesfestival.com