Giving Tuesday Fundraiser For The Judy Bonds Center For Appalachian Preservation

Nov 28, 2023

We've had some work done--major structural repairs in 2023 at the Judy Bonds Center for Appalachian Preservation, Coal River Mountain Watch’s solar-powered office and community center on the environmental justice frontlines in Naoma, WV. Lots of skilled labor, massive custom timbers, hardware, etc went into fixing and supporting our building, across the street from the post office and a half mile from an active mountaintop removal site.

The Judy Bonds Center is named for our late executive director and 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, who died in 2011 of the cancer so prevalent in communities near mountaintop removal. Here we host visiting journalists and student groups as well as community meetings, cultural events, parties and showers, the county bookmobile, and the mobile rabies clinic. Please consider donating to help defray the costs at