The Friends of the Cacapon River is an environmental nonprofit organization composed of loyal benefactors, members, and volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring the Cacapon River remains one of West Virginia’s highest-quality rivers.

In the 1970s, the Friends of the Cacapon River began as one of the earliest watershed associations in West Virginia. We officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 1992.

Our efforts focus on the lower stretches of the Cacapon River that run through Morgan and Hampshire Counties to the mouth of the river, where it joins the Potomac River before entering the Chesapeake Bay.

We advocate for conservation and stewardship of this beautiful river so that future generations will inherit a healthy, clean watershed.


Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the environmental health and scenic character of the Cacapon River and its watershed.

Our vision is a Cacapon River with clean water and a health watershed.

Our efforts are also guided by our strategic objectives:

  • Promote continuous monitoring of the Cacapon River and its watershed for threats, to better inform the community and to sustain the natural beauty of the river for future generations.
  • Support a community of like-minded enthusiasts who collaborate to protect the resources of the Cacapon River.
  • Keep the Cacapon River accessible to all, residents and visitors alike, for year-round enjoyment of clean water in quiet commune with nature.


Executive Board

Rachel D’Agostino, President
Linda Kledgaard, Vice President
Nick D’Agostino, Vice President
Treasurer, vacant
Mercedes Tibbits, Secretary

Board of Directors

Judy D’Agostino, Officer
Jack Kledgaard, Officer
Don Robinson, Officer
Paul Tibbits, Officer
Ron Wilson, Former President, Officer


Friends of the Cacapon River
P.O. Box 321
Great Cacapon, WV 25422
Email: info@cacaponriver.org


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