Headwaters & Waterkeeper

We have three projects to protect our public lands and
 headwaters

West Virginias for Public Lands. This coalition of conservation groups, community organizations, businesses, and local governments is working together to make sure our public lands stay in public hands. We're working to protect our national system of public lands and special places within West Virginia.

Birthplace of Rivers National Monument. Monument designation would protect thousands of acres surrounding the Cranberry Wilderness at a time when members of Congress want to open fragile National Forest lands to industrial development. We need to act now—before it’s too late—to preserve this landscape and the recreational and sporting opportunities it provides for future generations to enjoy. 

West Virginia Headwaters WATERKEEPER program
. WV Rivers Executive Director Angie Rosser is the West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper© leading protection efforts in the headwaters of the six rivers that rise within the proposed Birthplace of Rivers National Monument. Working with WV Rivers staff, partners, and volunteers—and with support from the Waterkeeper Alliance, the program serves as the eyes and voice for the headwaters.