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.
Join the Coopers Rock Foundation and Adam Polinski and help us save the Rocky Habitat around the Overlook from too much love! The event is scheduled for this Sunday, October 19th from 11 to 4. The meeting place is the big overflow parking lot by the climbers kiosk.
The cold temperatures are here and the leaves are changing. Come up and take a walk, or visit our events page to find out about opportunities to volunteer in October and early November.
This photo was taken by Hannah Spencer in 2013 during the peak foliage up at Coopers. Come up and check it out this weekend! Visit our information booth and find out how you can get involved in the Foundation!
The Mid-Atlantic Climbers, a Greater Washington, D.C. area climbing organization, put in a HUGE number of volunteer hours working on projects in the forest on April 26.
(Photo from the Mid-Atlantic Climbers website.)
WVU student Ben Gazsi has created another great sculpture from all-natural materials by the overlook parking lot at Coopers Rock.
A HUGE thank-you to everyone who came out to our benefit night at Black Bear Burritos downtown—thanks to all of you, we raised $410 from the food and beer specials, and just over $500 from the raffle—almost $1,000 for our local forest!
Very special thanks go to Toby Grapner and Patrick McGarry of the WVU Professional Recreation and Parks Society, who organized the benefit.
Special thanks also to Black Bear Burritos and Second Cousin for the awesome music!
The “Bear” sculpture, made of all natural materials, on display at Coopers Rock State Forest.
Ben Gaszi, an undergraduate sculpture major at WVU’s School of Art and Design and creator of the “Bear” sculpture currently on display at Coopers Rock by the Overlook parking lot, recently finished in 6th place in a prestigious international art competition. To read more, see the story at WVUToday:
The Coopers Rock Foundation’s Annual Membership Meeting is coming up on December 11, 7:30pm at Black Bear Burritos in Evansdale. We’re happy to announce that WVU professor and wilderness advocate Mary Wimmer will be our guest speaker. Continue reading
WVU School of Journalism student Stacey DaBaldo recently won “Best In Class” for a story she wrote on the Foundation’s Rocky Habitat Restoration work at Coopers Rock. You can check out the story here:
New to Coopers Rock climbing? Interested in finding some high quality climbing routes you can top-rope? Maybe get in a few leads? Where do you go? This article by veteran Coopers Rock climber (and Foundation board member) Adam Polinski will get you going with a description of Sunset Wall and The Big Blocks, Upper Rock City, and Rattlesnake Trail. Continue reading