foc-logo-copyThe Foundation’s mission is to maintain, conserve, protect and enhance the Forks of Coal State Natural Area by providing leadership in communication, funding, advocacy and conservation education for children and the community. This includes helping to raise the funds to build the new Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center, which is due to be completed by mid-May this spring.

The Natural Area currently has three miles of trails. Plans include three new connecting trails, interpretive signage and outdoor exhibits to enhance the outdoor experience for the Area. Flora, fauna, geologic and Coal River history exhibits, an outdoor classroom, stream restoration and much more are being developed. Educational events will be scheduled throughout the year.

Buy a Brick – Build a Legacy:

Forks of Coal FrontBrick - Click to Purchase with RibbonYou can contribute now to the fundraising campaign for the Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center at the Forks of Coal Natural Area! Buy a personalized brick to make your name or the memory of a loved one a permanent part of the Wildlife Education Center.

Check out the video from our Virtual Youth Environmental Conference Here

Virtural Environmental Conference Clip

Summer 2020 Newsletter Now Available! 

The Current (Summer 2020)

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