Join the Coopers Rock Foundation and Adam Polinski and help us save the Rocky Habitat around the Overlook from too much love! The event is scheduled for this Sunday, October 19th from 11 to 4. The meeting place is the big overflow parking lot by the climbers kiosk.
The cold temperatures are here and the leaves are changing. Come up and take a walk, or visit our events page to find out about opportunities to volunteer in October and early November.
This photo was taken by Hannah Spencer in 2013 during the peak foliage up at Coopers. Come up and check it out this weekend! Visit our information booth and find out how you can get involved in the Foundation!
WVU student Ben Gazsi has created another great sculpture from all-natural materials by the overlook parking lot at Coopers Rock.
A HUGE thank-you to everyone who came out to our benefit night at Black Bear Burritos downtown—thanks to all of you, we raised $410 from the food and beer specials, and just over $500 from the raffle—almost $1,000 for our local forest!
Very special thanks go to Toby Grapner and Patrick McGarry of the WVU Professional Recreation and Parks Society, who organized the benefit.
Special thanks also to Black Bear Burritos and Second Cousin for the awesome music!
Ben Gaszi, an undergraduate sculpture major at WVU’s School of Art and Design and creator of the “Bear” sculpture currently on display at Coopers Rock by the Overlook parking lot, recently finished in 6th place in a prestigious international art competition. To read more, see the story at WVUToday:
WVU School of Journalism student Stacey DaBaldo recently won “Best In Class” for a story she wrote on the Foundation’s Rocky Habitat Restoration work at Coopers Rock. You can check out the story here:
New to Coopers Rock climbing? Interested in finding some high quality climbing routes you can top-rope? Maybe get in a few leads? Where do you go? This article by veteran Coopers Rock climber (and Foundation board member) Adam Polinski will get you going with a description of Sunset Wall and The Big Blocks, Upper Rock City, and Rattlesnake Trail. Continue reading
Part One: Overview
As all experienced mountain bikers know, trail systems open to mountain biking aren’t always easy to find. We’re lucky to have many miles of trails in Coopers Rock State Forest that are open to mountain biking—especially so close to a significant population center: Morgantown, West Virginia. Continue reading