Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online
WVAW Grant to FOB Will Sponsor Water Workshop for Teachers
West Virginia American Water Company has awarded $2500 to the group Friends of Blackwater to support an August 1, 2015 "Water Workshop" in Charleston, West Virginia for schoolteachers and the general public on the science of water quality and quantity.
For more information, please click here to read American Water's Press Release
Save the Date 10/16-18/15! Climate Change Conference at Blackwater Falls State Park.
Help Restore the Monarch Butterfly !
You can help construct FOB's Butterfly Garden or start your own!
FOB is constructing a Monarch garden behind our Davis office. The garden will consist of a raised bed containing northern Milkweed and other native nectar plants that will sustain the life-cycle of the Monarch butterfly. We need a lot of help from our members to help move this project forward. As well as physical help constructing our garden plot, we need help with all other related activities, sowing plants, weeding and watering.
If you can help with labor, donate supplies, or you would like seeds to start your own garden, please contact Monica at email@example.com or by calling 304-345-7663 x5.
DOMINION GAS PIPELINE UPDATE: Two National Forests Want "Ginny" Studied for Pipeline Impacts
Breaking news: both the Monongahela and the George Washington National Forests sent excellent scoping comments to "FERC" discussing a wide range of potential negative impacts to the rare ecology of the Forests in the region where Dominion has proposed a gas pipeline.
The comments said: “The current proposed study corridor includes over 2,000 acres of mapped suitable habitat for the sensitive (and recently de-listed) WV Northern Flying Squirrel . . . any crossing of Cheat Mountain-Back Allegheny Mountain would result in significant impacts to northern flying squirrel habitat. Such impacts are inconsistent with the Forest Plan, [and] protection in the Plan was the primary justification for de-listing the species, so amending the direction to allow the impact could call the de-listing into question.”
It's great to see that "Ginny" is at the top of the radar screen for our National Forest managers. This is happening because people like you (and us) are tirelessly working and speaking out on Ginny's behalf. We thank everyone for your support in protecting "Ginny" and her babies!
To read the comments, please click here.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
April 30, 2015 – 4:00-6:00 - Davis and Thomas Cleanup Meet across from the Davis Fire Hall. For more information click here.
May 2, 2015 – All Day – CheatFest, Albright, WV – For more information please click here.
May 2, 2015 2:00pm-5:00pm and May 3, 2015 12:00pm – 3:30pm - STArt Student Art Show, Davis Fire Hall, Davis, WV. Come out and support Tucker County School’s art students. For more info, please contact Gerri Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-286-7619.
May 15-17, 2015 – All Day – “Spring the Road”, Davis, WV – Trail work from the intersection of US 219 and FS Road 18 at MP 84.00, blazing and brushing south on FS 18 to where the ALT intersects and runs with Canyon Rim Trail near Olson Tower. For more information contact: email@example.com
June 6, 2015 – All Day – Harper’s Ferry Outdoor Festival – For more information, please click here.
June 18 – 21, 2015 – Canaan Valley Mountain Biking Festival, Canaan Valley, WV – For more information, please click here.