Celebrate 20 Years With Us July 20!

Jul 13, 2019

Come join us next Saturday, July 20, for the 7th annual Peachtree Falls cleanup and CRMW's 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Tadpole Project is providing gloves, bags, and drinks for the cleanup, and we’ll have food and fun to celebrate 20 years of stubborn persistence. Peachtree Falls is one of the prettiest places you’ll ever see. Bring your wading/swimming gear if you hope to cool off under the falls! The Facebook event is here, where you can sign up as “going” so we can estimate how much food to get. The Tadpole Project organizes cleanup days to get the trash and junk out of the streams, hollers, and roadsides along the Marsh Fork and its tributaries. Follow the Tadpole Project’s Facebook page here to keep up with upcoming cleanups, normally the third Saturday of the month.

And please support the Tadpole Project with a tax-deductible gift of $25 here. Thanks!

Our mission at Coal River Mountain Watch is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities. In our 20 years:

-Our previous executive director, the late Judy Bonds, won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003.

-We secured a safe new school for the kids of Marsh Fork Elementary.

-We led the way in revealing the health impacts of mountaintop removal and introduced the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Act in the US House of Representatives every Congress since 2012.

-We provided safe water for a community whose wells were contaminated by coal waste.

-Our Tadpole Project has made a noticeable improvement in cleaning up the illegal dumps and accumulated trash along the Marsh Fork.

-We’ve collected over 7,500 tires for recycling, keeping them out of the river and dumps.

-We’ve provided tours and interviews to hundreds of students, journalists, and other visitors from around the world.

-We’ve discovered and reported pollution by coal companies.

-We’ve taken part in several court cases and enforcement actions against outlaw coal companies and enabling agencies.

-We’ve installed solar power and planted hemp at our office and community center, the Judy Bonds Center for Appalachian Preservation.

-And more!

Please consider a tax-deductible gift of $100 here to help us keep on keeping on! No amount is too little or too much, and it is all very much appreciated. If you’d rather mail it, our address is CRMW, P.O. Box 303, Naoma, WV 25140. Thanks!