1,700-acre property poised to become West Virginia's newest public land
There sure is a lot to be thankful for this month!
We have not one, but two, exciting announcements on White Horse Mountain. Drumroll, please . . .
First off, we’d like to thank the 59 very generous donors who raised $35,110 during our match campaign last month. These donations will go directly towards permanently protecting White Horse and making it the area’s newest recreation destination. Thank you to everyone who stepped up and took action for clean water!
And now for announcement number two. White Horse Mountain was selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the Conservation Alliance!
This spring White Horse Mountain and three other local conservation projects were featured at the Washington, DC, REI Co-op as part of Patagonia’s Let’s Keep It Wild! campaign. Visitors to the store cast votes for their favorite projects, and the top two were nominated to compete for the Conservation Alliance grant.
We’re thrilled that White Horse Mountain was nominated by the community and chosen by the selection committee. Thank you to everyone who visited REI and voted.
The chance to save a place as special as White Horse, with its hardwood forests and shaded streams, doesn’t come around often. White Horse Mountain is one of the largest pieces of undeveloped forest land remaining in our region. It should be available for all to enjoy, and that’s where we’re turning our attention next.
Now that we’re nearing the fundraising finish line, we're working with the state of West Virginia to complete all the paperwork necessary to permanently protect White Horse Mountain and return it to the public as a new public recreation area.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates!