In the 1970s, the Friends of the Cacapon River (FCR) began as one of the earliest watershed associations in West Virginia. Initially, we focused on the environmental health of the upper stretches of the Cacapon River. By the 1980s, we expanded our efforts to address additional environmental challenges for all portions of the river and watershed.
Officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 1992, FCR now concentrates on the lower stretches that run through Morgan and Hampshire Counties to the mouth of the river, where it flows into the Potomac River before entering the Chesapeake Bay.
Today, FCR is an award-winning, nonprofit watershed organization comprising dedicated members, volunteers and benefactors working to help the Cacapon River remain one of West Virginia’s highest-quality streams.
In the years to come, we will continue to advocate for conservation and stewardship of the river so that future generations will inherit a healthy, clean watershed
Photos of the Cacapon River (taken by Don Robinson and others as noted)
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking anglers and boaters to help prevent the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species into West Virginia waters, according to WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro. Aquatic invasive species pose threats to important recreational species, recreational fishing and boating, and ultimately, the economic benefits these activities provide. In West Virginia, the economic impact of fishing alone represents more than $600 million to the state’s economy creating more than 7,000 jobs statewide.\]
The Cacapon River Water Trail Map is now available at The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust web site
Please note: There is a valuable 'Home Owner's Packet' of information that has been sent to all landowners along the length of the Cacapon River in Morgan County. It contains sound environmental advice on what to do and what not to do with properties in the riparian boundary of the Cacapon and other rivers as well as issues concerning septic systems, flooding and others. It can be found on this site by clicking Home Owner Packet in the menu to the left. Our group could use your support and membership to keep our river clean and provide you with useful information such as this.