We invite you to become a member of the Forks of Coal State Natural Area Foundation. Please join us in supporting the Foundation’s conservation and wildlife education mission for this 102-acre natural treasure just south of Charleston along Corridor G. This land, located between the Little Coal and Big Coal Rivers, was entrusted to the State by the late Jack Workman to honor the memory of his beloved wife Claudia.

The 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:

  • furnish exhibits for the new Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center;
  • develop trails, interpretive signage, and outdoor exhibits to enhance the area’s visitor experience;
  • create flora, fauna, geologic and Coal River history exhibits, an outdoor classroom, stream restoration exhibit and much more;
  • sponsor educational events that will be scheduled throughout the year.


  • Single     $25
  • Family   $35
  • Acorn     $50
  • Sugar Maple   $100
  • Cardinal   $250
  • Oak Tree   $500
  • Rhododendron   $1,000
  • Golden Eagle    $5,000

General Donations:

  • Click Here to provide a general donation by credit/debit card or PayPal to the Forks of Coal Foundation.
  • Send a Check to: Forks of Coal Natural Area Foundation, P.O. Box 5556 Charleston, WV 25361

Buy a Brick Program: 

  • Support the development of the Claudia L Workman Wildlife Education Center through purchasing a brick that you can personalize, memorialize, or dedicate to someone who loved nature and wildlife education. 

Brick - Click to Purchase with Ribbon


Kroger Community Rewards Program:

If you shop at Kroger Stores, you can participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, and support the  Foundation by logging into your Kroger account and searching for the Forks of Coal State Natural Area Foundation either by name or our organization number – LU195, then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account with a valid e-mail address and a Rewards card.

Thank you for your support! The Forks of Coal Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.