On this national day of giving, Friends of the Cheat is again raising funds for our Education and Outreach program and Cheat River Conservation Program, specifically CAPABLE and our Swim Guide Initiative.

Every donation counts!

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday, November 29th, and join us for the Youtube premiere of The Friends of the Cheat Story at 7:00pm.


The Friends of the Cheat Story, directed by Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes) as an artist-in-residence working with students and alumni of George A Romero’s Filmmaking Program at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA.

Follow the link to sign up for a notification prior to the premiere!

New funding secured to restore fish passage in Tucker County

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Construction begins for Cheat River Rail-Trail trailhead

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Eastern Hellbender e-DNA monitoring shows exciting signs of life

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Friends of the Cheat spends a considerable amount of time in the field, and we welcome volunteers who are interested in learning more about what we do and want to help restore the Cheat River.

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Rebirth has begun, but there’s more work to be done.

Casey, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Clean Up Water Pollution from Abandoned Mines

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NASA DEVELOP Team partners with FOC to assess Flood Risk and Changing Climate specific to Preston and Tucker Counties

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Friends of the Cheat Receives $1.1 million from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative for Mountaineer Trail Network

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