Become a member of Friends of the Cheat during Cheat Fest From Home week and get $5 off your festival t-shirt purchase – or any FOC merch!  Your coupon/code will be emailed to you, promptly.


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Friends of the Cheat has been diligently working to “restore, preserve, and promote the natural outstanding qualities of the Cheat River watershed” since 1994.  FOC works with local citizens, government, agency and industry partners to clean up local streams and rivers, provide river access, monitor in-stream water quality, and protect the watershed for the community and everyone downstream.

The organization has grown over the last 26 years from a small group of volunteer whitewater enthusiasts dragging tires out of the river to a full-time staff of five. Staff and volunteers work on a variety of initiatives including acid mine drainage remediation, baseline data collection, river access development, brownfields revitalization, and trail projects—just to name a few!

The cost of running Friends of the Cheat greatly exceeds available project funds.  Members pay to keep the office open including funding staff that write grants and implement projects.  FOC cannot survive without grassroots support.  Join us today!