Saving White Horse Mountain
You can help make White Horse Mountain the area's newest recreation destination
SPECIAL UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who visited REI Co-op in DC and voted to support White Horse. Potomac Conservancy's White Horse Mountain project came in second place! We're now eligible to apply for a Conservation Alliance grant. Congratulations to our partners at Chesapeake Conservancy who will also be nominated for a grant!
With your help Potomac Conservancy saved White Horse Mountain’s 1,725 acres from impending development. Now we’re working to give the mountain back to the people!
In 2015, with help from over 250 local residents and The Conservation Fund, Potomac Conservancy saved White Horse, preserving one of the largest remaining tracts of forest in our region.
Saving White Horse Mountain from development is a huge conservation win for clean water, healthy habitats, and rural heritage. The mountain’s forests provide pure waters to the South Branch of the Potomac River, the same waters you view (and drink!) downstream at Harper's Ferry, Great Falls, the Lincoln Memorial, and Mt. Vernon.
White Horse Mountain Funding
The last step in saving White Horse Mountain is to raise the last 20 percent of the $3.2 million project costs, so we can transfer the land to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR) to become the area's newest recreation destination.
WV DNR is eager to make the mountain its newest wildlife management area, a special place preserved for wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. Donate today to help us complete the mission and make White Horse a public place where we can all explore, play, and experience nature.