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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."


Run For It!

Friends of Blackwater has signed up for the 2016 Run For It event! We would love for all the FOB supporters to sign up to run/walk. The fee to sign up as a runner/walker is $10.  FOB will get 1/2 of the fees collected for team North Fork Watershed.

Sign up before August 1st, and help us secure the prize for the largest team. Be sure to choose North Fork Watershed Project as your team!

For more information, including online registration, click here

You can also print, fill out and mail in your registration!  Click here for that form.

Trail Work Volunteers Needed

Please Join us for Trail Work on the Lime Rock and Canyon Rim Trails on the following dates: July 31 - August 14 - September 11

For more information, please contact David Young at (304) 345-7663, or

Join Us for the Lime Rock Reunion

Saturday August 13, 2016 at noon at Hendricks City Park at the bottom of Blackwater Canyon
Music (bring an instrument) - Potluck Picnic - Bring Family Photos
Lime Rock Cemetery Tours 2-3pm
Join Us to Celebrate this Historic Railroad Town
Call to sign up for a ride to the cemetery 304-345-7663

Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online!



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.

Lime Rock/Canyon Rim Trail Work: July 31, 2016. For more information call 304-345-7663 or email

M i d - S u m m e r W a l k Between the Parks: August 8, Canaan ValleyResort/Blackwater Falls State Park

Lime Rock Reunion: Saturday August 13, 2016 Hendricks City Park. Click here for a printable flyer.

Lime Rock/Canyon Rim Trail Work: August 14, 2016. For more information call 304-345-7663 or email

Brew Skies Festival: August 19-20, Timberline Resort

Lime Rock/Canyon Rim Trail Work: September 11, 2016. For more information call 304-345-7663 or email

LeafPeepers Festival: September 23-25, 2016, Davis, WV

Run For It/Tour of Davis: September 24, 2016 Davis, WV. Click here to register for our team!