The West Virginia Land Trust seeks to get involved with projects that will provide public benefit such as protecting water supply, providing recreation and preserving history. As we celebrated the Needleseye Park ribbon cutting yesterday in Oak Hill, we were delighted to have WV Tourism Commissioner, Chelsea Ruby in attendance.
Together, the West Virginia Land Trust and Friends of the Cheat, will co-host the the annual “Meet the Cheat” float trip on June 8th!
Float the Upper Cheat River Water Trail from Holly Meadows to St. George. Meet at Blackwater Outdoors Adventures at 10am to conserve parking spaces and get a shuttle to the put-in. Launch by 11am to join the floatilla. Then join the paddling after-party at BOA’s take-out around 3pm. Live music, refreshments, and plenty of friends to share your big fish stories with around the campfire.
The West Virginia Land Trust was awarded a $400,000 AML grant to contribute towards the purchase and restoration of approximately 900 acres in Tucker County that include highly popular recreational trails that have become a regional destination for hiking and mountain biking. Upon purchase, the property will be called Yellow Creek Preserve, named after a tributary of the Blackwater River that flows through the property. The property also includes Moon Rocks, a rock formation that is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers.
The West Virginia Land Trust is teaming up with local breweries to raise awareness about the important role clean water has in brewing delicious West Virginia beer. Protecting land that borders water helps keep West Virginia’s rivers clean and pristine for drinking water, businesses, recreation, and for brewing the finest of craft beers.
A special place is more than land and water. A special place takes you to a time and to a memory, it brings you peace, and feels like “home.” A farmer’s special place may be his field, a wildlife watcher’s place is in the forest, a sportsman’s may be a remote stretch of woods, a hiker’s an entire expanse of mountains, and a child’s a field of green where he can run and play or a creek to explore.
Learn more about our protected special places.
Protecting land is something that everyone can do. Whether you’re interested in placing a conservation easement on your family’s land to protect it for future generations, saving a historic landscape, protecting land bordering our drinking water, turning an abandoned city parking lot into a park or garden, or just wanting to get outside and do some trail work, the West Virginia Land Trust has the resources to make things happen. There’s more than one way to protect West Virginia’s landscapes—share your ideas with us today!