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“Friends of Blackwater works to protect the landscapes, natural and human communities, and heritage of the Blackwater Watershed and Canyon and to promote its sustainable economic development through public outreach, advocacy and restoration."


Latest FOB Newsletter Online!

FOB Celebrating 15 Years of Your Support!

Take a look at all the wonderful things you have helped us accomplish over the last 15 years!

With your support we can continue to accomplish great things! Please click here to donate today.


New Railroad Brochure Available!

Blackwater Canyon’s railroad history comes to life in Friends of Blackwater’s heritage brochure. The historic map inside explains where Davis Coal and Coke’s buildings were located along the current rail trail from Thomas to Hendricks.

To order send one dollar ($1) to:
Friends of Blackwater
501 Elizabeth St.
Charleston, Wv 25311

Special Photo Offer!

Looking for the perfect gift for the Blackwater lover on your list? Look no further!

From t-shirts and books to memberships and even a fabulous photo offer from Steve Shaluta, you can find everything you desire by clicking here!



6th Annual Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival On Friday February 24th from 6-9 pm

Friends of Blackwater is hosting the Backcountry Film Festival at White Grass Cross Country Ski Center in Canaan Valley, WV on Friday, February 24th from 6-9 pm. Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.

2017 Backcountry Film Festival Trailer from Winter Wildlands Alliance on Vimeo.

White Grass will be cooking up a delicious spaghetti bar dinner, complete with alfredo, meatball, and eggplant parmesan options, as well as a complimentary dessert, no need to pay in advance. Beer, wine, and raffle tickets will also be available on this night of winter revelry and children under the age of 10 get in free!

Screening: $15 Individual Ticket, $25 Two Tickets
Dinner: $12 
Raffle Tickets: $3 per ticket - bundling deals if you buy in advance!

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

You can also purchase tickets at the door.


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,