Explore Birthplace of Rivers: Winter Wonderland
Even when winter snows close down the Scenic Highway, you can still explore Birthplace of Rivers on foot — on skis and snowshoes when the trails are covered. A trail system begins at the bottom of the Scenic Highway, just off Route 219. Pack a lunch and a thermos. There’s a centrally located warming hut where you can relax and take the chill off. Click here for a map of the trail system. Or park at the nature center and enjoy the Scenic Highway.
Face of Birthplace of Rivers: Frank Slider
A big shout out to volunteer Frank Slider for helping to get the word out and build support for Birthplace of Rivers in Canaan Valley. Frank has been supplying stores and shops with postcards and helping to win new business supporters for the monument proposal. Thanks also to the business folks who are helping out on the campaign: the Purple Fiddle, Tip Top Café, The White Room Art Gallery, and Wild Ginger and Spice have endorsed the monument as well as helping with postcards. Highlands Gallery and the Tucker Co. CVB also are handing out postcards. Next time you're in Thomas, be sure to stop in and say thanks!
Businesses for the Monument
In addition to the Canaan Valley businesses, three other West Virginia businesses recently raised their voices to support Birthplace of Rivers. Thanks to Vandal’s Kitchen and Cathedral Café in Fayetteville, and to Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream in Charleston. You folks rock!
Vet Voice Foundation Says Yes!
WV veterans are among the strongest supporters of Birthplace of Rivers. Several have written eloquent commentaries about the meaning the monument brings to their service. Now one of America’s leading voices for veterans has given its support to Birthplace of Rivers.
Vet Voice Foundation mobilizes veterans to become civic leaders, and their conservation program works to protect the lands our men and women in uniform fought for. Read their study on how important public lands are to veterans here.
Let’s Get It Done In 2016
Let’s all say it together. "2016: The Year for Birthplace of Rivers!" There’s a lot to do to get legislation or a Presidential proclamation for a national monument before the end of 2016. Here’s a short video to get you in the spirit.