Who We Are

The West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) was founded by paddlers and whitewater enthusiasts who care deeply about restoring and caring for the Mountain State's renowned free-flowing waters and scenic beauty. 

Today, the WVRC is the statewide voice for water-based recreation and clean, drinkable, swimmable, and fishable rivers and streams--from the headwaters to wherever water flows in West Virginia. We're also the West Virginia state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. 

Our mission is to conserve and restore West Virginia's exceptional rivers and streams. We believe that clean water is the foundation of life, and that all people should respect and be able to enjoy clean West Virginia rivers and streams.

The West Virginia Rivers Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Photo by Samuel Taylor