The first ever ” Coopers Rock Foundation Spring 5K Trail Run”

The Coopers Rock Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Coopers Rock Foundation Spring 5K Trail Run.    

The race date is set for Sunday, May 17th! Come enjoy our 5K trail run through Coopers Rock State Forest. The race starts near the overlook parking lot, and is an out and back on the Roadside Trail, with a lollipop loop near the reservoir. Registration is under a tent near the start from 11:00-12:30. The race begins at 1 pm.  Register using the paypal button below.Coopers Rock Cel.ebration 2014 017 (2)

 Register today using the paypal button below, and be sure to indicate your t shirt size for our very cool Coopers Rock Foundation 5K race t shirt!


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Spring Work Weekend Coming Up!

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Coopers Rock Spring Work Weekend coming up on
Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th.
12 hours of Community Service available over the course of the weekend.  Work as many hours or as few as you want.
 
These two volunteer work days will be registered with WVU’s iServe by 4/1/15.
 
Come on out and help upgrade some heavily-used trails to make them more enjoyable for hiking, running, mountain-biking and cross-country skiing.
 
Saturday, 4/11/15,  9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.  Meet at entrance to the Day Use Parking Lot, just 1/4 mile along the main road from the I-68 Coopers Rock Exit.  Trail tasks for the day will include work on nearby Advanced Ski Trail and Roadside Trail.  Tools and gloves provided.  Dress for the weather and work.  Latecomers — to find us, look for map and info on the kiosk in the back of the parking lot, next to the trailhead.
 
Sunday, 4/12/15, 1:00 — 5:00 p.m.  Meet at entrance to the Day Use Parking Lot, just 1/4 mile along the main road from the I-68 Coopers Rock Exit.  Volunteers will then be dispersed in groups to one of a few different projects around the Forest.  Latecomers, find us with map and info on kiosk in back of parking lot next to trail head.
 
Further Info?  Email:  adamzapple88@gmail.com

Let’s Finish This Outhouse Project!

Let’s finish this! The Foundation has a challenge for every friend of the forest. We have a donor who will match EVERY DONATION dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00 so we can complete our vault toilet fundraising project below. We have raised $17,000 so far, and have just obtained another $7,500 in matching funds from DNR Parks.
We are very close to our goal, and hope you will help us. Just go to the “donate” page on our web site; http://www.coopersrock.org/donate or come to the Black Bear next week. Any donations of any amount are much appreciated!

New vault toilet design:

'Let's finish this!  The Foundation has a challenge for every friend of the forest.  We have a donor who will match EVERY DONATION dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00 so we can complete our vault toilet fundraising project below.  We have raised $17,000 so far, and have just obtained another $7,500 in matching funds from DNR Parks.<br /><br />
We are very close to our goal, and hope you will help us.  Just go to the "donate" page on our web site; http://www.coopersrock.org/donate  or come to the Black Bear next week.  Any donations of any amount are much appreciated!'

Existing boarded up restroom at the day use parking lot:

Exisiting day use restroom closed due to disrepair

Sign up for Kroger Rewards and help the Foundation build a restroom!

Kroger Rewards:

If you shop at Krogers, please consider helping us by signing up in the Kroger Community Rewards program.  Your  personal shopping “points” are not used for this!  Kroger takes a percentage of the total money spent by participating enrollees and donates it directly to the Coopers Rock Foundation.  Everyone wins!  Will you help us build this restroom this year?

New Front Parking lot bathroom

Interested in helping?  Follow the directions below and thank you!

Dear Coopers Rock Foundation Inc. 

Congratulations on your enrollment into our Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Your participants can begin enrolling online within 48 hours of this notification.  Just go to the appropriate website mentioned below and begin enrolling.  

You have been assigned a new NPO number 91572.

Please refer to this number in all future correspondence.

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
 

  • Simply encourage your members to register online at com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).

Pisgah Timber Project Concerns

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The trees in the Pisgah section of Coopers Rock are getting some much needed love and attention this February!  Thanks to Aurora Lights and all the area citizens who are stepping up and speaking out against the proposed timber project.   About forty people of all ages gathered for the Hug Our Trees (HOT) day on Valentines Day up in the Pisgah section of the forest to show solidarity for these trees and this region of the forest that has been left untouched by commercial logging since 1936.  Many believe that the best way to “manage” this section of the forest is to allow it to remain untouched.  

Please consider signing our petition for stopping the timber project by clicking on this link.

 

Winterfest 2015!

 

 

 

 

CRF Winterfest. 2012 (22)We hope you can make it to Winterfest!  Adam is working hard to prepare all the exciting activities and events!  The fun starts Saturday, Feb. 7th at 10am!  Full schedule and map below.

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Winterfest 2015 map and schedule

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All we need now is YOU!  Adam Polinski, seen above at a past Winterfest and “MC” of this event. and a fleet of volunteers are putting the final touches on all the fun filled and action packed events for Winterfest 2015 and now all we need is lots of adventurous folks to come and enjoy the day with us.  There is plenty of snow, there will be hot chocolate, chili, fresh baked cookies and brownies (in fact, I am baking cookies right now!).   Don’t miss this exciting event.  We are selling Coopers Rock Foundation Winterfest knit caps to raise money for a new restroom at the day use lot.  In fact, all monies raised at Winterfest will help purchase the new facility.  Below is a full schedule for the day and thank yous to our supporting businesses, the Real Restaurant and Southern States!  Thank you both very much for your support.

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