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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."


Friends of Blackwater Announces:

Shhh...Listen …. 
An Environmental Art Show

For Art Spring at B & L Building May 27th to 30th

In 2013, twenty Appalachian artists volunteered their work for a mural to alert the public to a few of the many common plant and animal species suffering population declines due to climate change, habitat loss and other stressors. The mural was conceived and realized by Ann Payne and Betsy Jaeger of Morgantown, West Virginia.

The mural, Shhh...Listen, was first shown at a conference on climate change at Blackwater Falls State Park organized by The Friends of Blackwater in June of 2014.

The background scene of the mural is from Blackwater Falls State Park.

The interactive mural consists of four 4’x3’ panels and is 4’ tall x 12’ wide. Each panel weighs 19 pounds.

Click on the image to view larger.

Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online!

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!! 

Send a message to Sam England Chief of WV State Parks and Director Randy Dye at WV Division of Forestry to express your concern.

Monongahela National Forest 3rd Comment Period on Dominion Gas  Pipeline Surveys has ended! Thank you for helping us protect our public land!

Click here for more information & maps!


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.

Art Spring 2016 Memorial Day Weekend
May 27th, 28th, 29th Annual county-wide Arts Festival!, 304-698-2869

Canaan Valley Birding Festival June 2-4 at Canaan
Valley State Park

Sounds of Railroading: June 3-5 Conference and
Concert at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins WV.

Harper's Ferry Outdoor Festival: June 10-11,