Save White Horse Mountain

Protect a Public Forest from Subdivisions

The Latest Developments...

May 14, 2015: Potomac Conservancy purchased White Horse Mountain today, scoring a conservation victory in support of outdoor recreation, historic preservation, water quality, and wildlife habitat protection for a valued landmark directly linked to the Potomac River! 

Thank you to the over 250 individuals and organizations who took action and have saved White Horse Mountain forever! This monumental success would not have been possible without you! 

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April 30, 2015: We are truly amazed by the passionate response from our community to Save White Horse Mountain. To date, supporters have donated over $37,000, exceeding our $35,000 goal! Thank you to the over 240 supporters who took action. With your help, Potomac Conservancy is poised to close on the 1,700 acre property in the coming weeks.

At this very moment, staff and board members are working closely with Hampshire County, WV, and the current owners to finalize the deal and protect White Horse Mountain as a public space forever. 

It's not too late to make a difference. We're continuing to take contributions to augment our purchase funds.

March 3, 2015:
Potomac Conservancy's Board of Directors voted to move forward with exercising the option to purchase White Horse Mountain at the end of March, 2015. We must then close on the property within 30 days.

February, 2015:
Potomac Conservancy is approved for a $2.3M loan from The Conservation Fund to finance the acquisition of the property.

February, 2015:
Several funders made six figure commitments to the project, helping us to exceed our goal of $500,000 in cash-in-hand at closing.