Entries by Tim Reese

No More Slippery Slope!

Every time we end a float trip at the public river access in Great Cacapon we start dreading dragging our kayaks and canoes up that steep, muddy hill long before our run is finished. Over the years, heavy rains and floods have severely eroded the dirt path down to the river, making getting out of […]

New Friends of the Cacapon River Shirts!

What better way to support our work than grabbing one of our new, awesome shirts. 100% of the proceeds go to protecting the river we all love. They’re super soft and only $25 each.   But why not show even more love for the Cacapon River and donate $100 today—you’ll get a free shirt when […]

Celebrations of Hibernations

  A snowy winter finally arrived along the Cacapon River. The first snow that covers the mountainsides and riverbanks never seems to get old. We love going sledding and building snowmen with our families. But how about shoveling all the heavy snow, or waking up to an ice-covered driveway? Or when the below-zero temperatures kill […]

A River By Any Other Name

  Have you heard “Cacapon” pronounced differently? Maybe you’ve even wondered how to say it. Truth is, over the centuries, the spelling and pronunciation of our river’s name have varied. Though the consensus is that the word is derived from the Shawnee language, dozens of variations exist. To-be president George Washington, in his 1732 Journal […]

Friends of the Cacapon River Wins $5,000 Grant

  The Friends of the Cacapon River received a $5,000 grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Stream Partners Program. The grant funding will be used to update, streamline, and distribute our most requested publication: theHomeowner Packet: A Guide for Families Living Along a Waterway, which was originally created in 1995.  The updated version […]