As Active SWV prepares for the upcoming fall Kids Run Club season, we have been working to provide free opportunities for kids to be active both virtually and in person.
Adventure Days in the Fayetteville Town Park
Active SWV’s Virtual Kids Run Club and Regional Fun Run event wrapped up Memorial day weekend after six weeks of activity. The Virtual Club had participants from Clear Fork Elementary, Ghent Elementary, Summersville Elementary, Birch River Elementary, Shady Spring Elementary, Fairdale Elementary, Fayetteville pk-8, Panther Creek ...Continue Reading →
This June we are featuring Scarbro, WV as the Community of the Month. Scarbro is located in Fayette County in close proximately to New River Gorge recreation destinations, rail trails, Plum Orchard Lake, and offers community programming including Active SWV Gentle Yoga ...Continue Reading →
As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...Continue Reading →
The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...Continue Reading →
This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...Continue Reading →
Help Active SWV maintain trails in our public lands! Active Southern West Virginia and the New River Gorge Trail Alliance are working together to maintain area hiking and biking trails as part of NRGTA’s $1.4 million ARC grant.
What: Maintain the Fork Mountain Trail in Monongahela National Forest. Work will involve digging a drainage ditch in the mud, and clipping and trimming vegetation away from the ...Continue Reading →