Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival and FOB Fundraiser
Friends of Blackwater will host the Annual Winter Wildlands Alliiance Back Country Film Festival and Fundraiser on Saturday February 13 at TipTop Cafe in Thomas, WV. Films start at 7pm. Tickets are $15 per individual and $25 per couple. Children under 12 are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase from TipTop. There will also be a raffle.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
48 hours in Tucker County, WV - Sarah Puckett, Blue Ridge Outdoors
In the northeast corner of West Virginia nestled between mountains, lakes, and rivers lies the tiny, quaint county of Tucker. Though the county has a small population of under 5,000, the large sense of community has helped create one of the most beautiful, booming outdoor areas in the United States. Click here to read more.
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.
BREAKING NEWS! Atlantic Coast Pipeline to adopt alternative route through national forests
New route avoids Ginny’s habitat on the Monongahela NF! Protects Cheat and Cow Knob salamander
US Forest Service Helps Protect Ginny & Her Babies
The US Forest Service has just ruled that Dominion Natural Resources must find an alternative route for their proposed ACP pipeline that will not injure “Ginny” and her high-mountain pals, the Cheat Mountain Salamander and Cow Knob Salamander.
The J.R. Clifford Project Celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with A Day of Service
Tucker County High student, John Paul Coleman-Castells reads a Martin Luther King, Jr speech at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, WV to celebrate the MLK Holiday. The JR Clifford Court room drama was also performed at this event organized by FOB Vista volunteer, Monica Zabrosk
A bold new take on shopping has "popped up" in Tucker County. La Ropa, a pop up store which specializes in hand picked vintage clothing and oddities, is owned by Liz Gutierrez. They are currently partnering with Salud for a monthlong pop up event that runs until February 15th. They will be open Fri-Sun from 12pm until 5pm each day. They will also be open on Holiday Mondays during the same hours.
We hope to bring you more updates about when and where La Ropa will be popping up in the near future.
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.
February 13, 2016 7 pm - 9 pm -Winter Wildlands Alliance Back Country Film Festival- TipTop Cafe, Thomas, WV
February 27, 2015 10am - Make a sled of cardboard and duct tape and bring to the Blackwater Falls for the second annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race - Blackwater Falls State Park. For more info, click here.
February 28, 2015 10am - Join Master Naturalists Bruce and Andy Dalton as they talk about how Canaan animals survive the winter. - Whitegrass Cross Country Ski Resort. For more info, click here.