Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our environmental organization category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Friends of Blackwater
Friends of Blackwater is a nonprofit conservation organization that works to protect the woods, wildlife, waters, and recreational opportunities in the high Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Through campaigns to defend and enforce environmental and community protection laws and values, Friends of Blackwater has safeguarded the Monongahela National Forest from gas drilling, protected the endangered West Virginia northern flying squirrel, and cleaned up mining pollution in the North Fork of the Blackwater River. 571 Douglas Road, Thomas, 304.345.7663, saveblackwater.org, @saveblackwater on Facebook