Master Naturalists of Canaan Valley
Master Naturalists of Canaan Valley provide nature oriented education and provide a rich volunteer base for Friends and Refuge projects. They are dedicated to developing a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of West Virginia.Learn More!
Tucker County Highlands History and Education Project
The Tucker County Highlands History and Education Project (TCHHEP) is governed by its mission to collect, document and preserve oral histories, augmented by other historical research as necessary, to chronicle the cultural and natural history of the Tucker County Highlands, making these accounts accessible to the public to encourage interest and education in our heritage. TCHHEP meetings are held monthly and are open to anyone with an interest in local history. TCHHEP produces an article on local history that appears in the Friends’ bimonthly newsletter, Timberdoodle.Learn More!
Friends of the 500th Bookstore at the CNVWR Visitor Center
Visit the Friends Bookstore for Canaan Valley area maps, local history books, field guides, children’s discovery tools and special Friends publications and to learn about Canaan Valley’s unique environment through interactive displays.Learn More!
Environmental Education Committee
The Environmental Education Committee of the Friends of the 500th works in close cooperation with Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge to promote environmental stewardship, especially of the Refuge, and recognition of the Refuge as a positive resource to the community by creating an organized and diverse package of Environment Education initiatives and by providing training for educators and volunteers.Learn More!