Full schedule coming soon!
We had some rain just prior to the start which perhaps kept some folks home, but a hardy group came out to participate in our Spring 5K and took home some fantastic momentos.
Below are some photos from the day as well as the race results. Thanks to all the participants as well as our Foundation Board members for a fun day. Special thanks to Mark and Eleonore Jones our race coordinators and to Adam Polinski for his wonderful hand made trophies.
Here are our winners!
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The Coopers Rock Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Coopers Rock Foundation Spring 5K Trail Run.
The race date is set for Sunday, May 17th! Come enjoy our 5K trail run through Coopers Rock State Forest. The race starts near the overlook parking lot, and is an out and back on the Roadside Trail, with a lollipop loop near the reservoir. Registration is under a tent near the start from 11:00-12:30. The race begins at 1 pm. Register using the paypal button below.
Register today using the paypal button below, and be sure to indicate your t shirt size for our very cool Coopers Rock Foundation 5K race t shirt!
Let’s finish this! The Foundation has a challenge for every friend of the forest. We have a donor who will match EVERY DONATION dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00 so we can complete our vault toilet fundraising project below. We have raised $17,000 so far, and have just obtained another $7,500 in matching funds from DNR Parks.
We are very close to our goal, and hope you will help us. Just go to the “donate” page on our web site; http://www.coopersrock.org/donate or come to the Black Bear next week. Any donations of any amount are much appreciated!
New vault toilet design:
Existing boarded up restroom at the day use parking lot:
If you shop at Krogers, please consider helping us by signing up in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Your personal shopping “points” are not used for this! Kroger takes a percentage of the total money spent by participating enrollees and donates it directly to the Coopers Rock Foundation. Everyone wins! Will you help us build this restroom this year?
Interested in helping? Follow the directions below and thank you!
Dear Coopers Rock Foundation Inc.
Congratulations on your enrollment into our Kroger Community Rewards Program. Your participants can begin enrolling online within 48 hours of this notification. Just go to the appropriate website mentioned below and begin enrolling.
You have been assigned a new NPO number 91572.
Please refer to this number in all future correspondence.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
The trees in the Pisgah section of Coopers Rock are getting some much needed love and attention this February! Thanks to Aurora Lights and all the area citizens who are stepping up and speaking out against the proposed timber project. About forty people of all ages gathered for the Hug Our Trees (HOT) day on Valentines Day up in the Pisgah section of the forest to show solidarity for these trees and this region of the forest that has been left untouched by commercial logging since 1936. Many believe that the best way to “manage” this section of the forest is to allow it to remain untouched.
Please consider signing our petition for stopping the timber project by clicking on this link.
If you have five minutes this is worth a listen. Foundation Board members Adam Polinski, Dee Fulton, Alan Collins, and past Board member and current Friends of Cheat Board member Strat Douglas talk about the current events on the forest and Snake Hill. Let us know what you think!
Our Rocky Habitat Restoration Day on Sunday, October 19 was a huge success with 87 volunteers from three area Universities and the region. Thank you to all who shared in the work of this day of restoration of the rim rock ecosystems at Coopers. A special thanks to Greg Curio and Brett Hagerty of Adventure WV, Jan Kiger of Fairmont State University, and Janet Paladino, from Waynesburg University for their leadership and inspiring students to volunteer their time.