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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."


West Virginia Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative - Registration Now Open

Saturday, June 7, 2014 -- West Virginia Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Conference at Blackwater Falls State Park – Click Here for Information and Registration.


FOB March 2014 Newsletter Now Available Online!

West Virginia Civil Rights and History Poster Debuts

The new poster, designed for classroom use and as a historic tourism publication, is titled "A New Home for Liberty."  The poster celebrates people of all colors – people like J.R. Clifford and the white abolitionist West Virginia state makers Gordon Battelle and Granville Hall -- who fought 150 years ago to put a new, free star in "Old Glory.” To view the poster larger please click the graphic. For more info, please visit

To order your copy or donate by mail, please click here and fill out the form.   To order electronically, click here to visit our donate page. 


Check out "A Guide to Keep Fracking from Damaging our Eastern National Forests"

National Forests for Sale. Read more about fracking on our national forests in this article from Blueridge Outdoors by Jeremiah Knupp.



Beautiful Blackwater River Photo & Video Contest!!

Send your photos or videos of the Blackwater River
Watershed to Friends of Blackwater and win cash prizes.

Photos May Be Submitted in the Following Categories:
A. Scenic views of river
B. Wildlife along the River
C. Recreation, people play on the river
A winner will be selected in each category along with a grand prize winner.

Videos: The subject must include the Blackwater River
Watershed. Videos should be no more than 3 minutes in length. One winner will be selected from all videos submitted.

Submissions can be hand delivered to our Davis office next to Boomtown Java. By submitting photos or videos, you agree to their future use by Friends of Blackwater.

Submissions must be received between March 3, 2014 and May 9, 2014. Winning Entries will be on display at our Davis Office during Art Spring in Tucker County.

Please contact Brandae Mullins at 304-345-7663 or via email at for more information about how to submit your photos or videos.

Tell Governor Tomblin to Buy Blackwater Canyon!

Join us in sending a message to WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin that it is time to Buy Blackwater Canyon! Click here to read about threats to the Blackwater Canyon!

Click here to read the latest draft of the Habitat Conservation Plan filed by Allegheny Wood Products.

Click here to encourage Governor Tomblin to purchase the Blackwater Canyon and bring it into the public domain.


Limerock Reunion June 29th At Hendricks City Park

On Sunday afternoon June 29th the Tucker County Historical Society,Friends of Blackwater and the City of Hendricks will sponsor a picnic for descendants of folks who lived at Limerock in Blackwater Canyon. Bring photos andm memorabilia to the Hendricks City Park Picnic Shelter. Hear presentations on historic Limerock and the Western Maryland Railroad while enjoying great food and country music. Tour the old cemetery and the remains of buildings at Limerock. Share your memories and photo collections. Open to the public Call 304-345-7663 Friends of Blackwater or contact Rose Davis at the Historical Society: for more information.