Wrapping Up 2015 and Looking Forward to the New Year


Since 1994, Friends of Cheat has been working to fulfill its mission of restoring, preserving, and promoting the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.  As a supporter of our organization, you may wonder exactly what that means.  The quick answer is that without your support – your financial contributions, your volunteering, your help spreading the word about our work – without you, our mission would mean very little.  Our successes, our needs, and the river we all love – depend on your help.  Conversely, this mission is a reflection of the many achievements Friends of Cheat can accomplish with your support.

Over the years, the backing and financial contributions of supporters like you has ultimately allowed our organization to expand its programming and make impactful on-the-ground improvements in the watershed.  Today, because of you, we are engaged in all the core actions of our mission statement.

In just the last year, your financial contributions have helped Friends of the Cheat:



North Fork – JVFP Out


North Fork – AVFP Out

Wetland Out

North Fork – Wetland Out






If you have taken a lazy float down the Upper Cheat, a hike through the Canyon, spent a weekend kayaking steep creeks, fished the tributaries or main stem, enjoyed a day of swimming or boating in Cheat Lake, or just escaping to a place that only you know about, you understand what the Cheat River watershed has to offer.

As we wrap up another year, we ask that you make a contribution that will help us keep and build the momentum that is shifting the Cheat River toward becoming the community resource that we have always believed it should be.