The West Virginia Land Trust is raising funds to purchase more than 860 acres in Tucker County that adjoins the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area. The property, currently owned by The Vandalia Heritage Foundation, will be called Yellow Creek Preserve, named after 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. With established trails, this preserve attracts people from all over the country.
Total project cost: $800,000.
Raised to date: $755,236
Still needed: $44,764
Deadline: July 31
All gifts are tax deductible. Every little bit helps! Please donate today!
The tract contains 3+ miles of the Moon Rocks-Hoodoo Rock loop trail, and links to 20+ miles of the Heart of the Highlands Trail System. Trail access to the Yellow Creek Preserve can be made from the parking area at the National Youth Science Foundation building off Appalachian Corridor H just north of Davis, or from Camp 70 road at the south end of the Tucker County town.
WVLT staff are happy to lead a guided tour. Give us a call at (304) 413-0945.