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 already in the planning and design stages.

Trails, signage and outdoor exhibits are planned 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.

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The Forks of Coal State Natural Area Foundation would like to invite you to attend a virtual webinar on Monday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. The interactive webinar will introduce the Forks of Coal State Natural Area and Foundation information such as community events, trail information, and funding updates that support the Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center. Registration is required for this event. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Summer 2020 Newsletter Now Available! 

The Current (Summer 2020)


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