Commissioners plan to honor rivers

Local - 3/11/2014 4:04 PM by Stuart Hammer

FAYETTEVILLE – A motion to memorialize the Birthplace of West Virginia Rivers is underway in Fayette County.

The Fayette County Commission sent a letter Tuesday to Congressman Nick Rahall, Senator Joe Manchin, and Senator Jay Rockefeller. It supports the idea to honor the memorial of the Birthplace of Rivers at the Monongahela National Forest.

Commissioner Matthew Wender says he hopes the letter acknowledges the importance of the rivers to the local economy.

“While the footprint doesn't exactly include Fayette County, clearly a big part of our economic interest is the preservation of those rivers, specifically the Gauley River and the New River, so we're very interested in water preservation.”

The monument is already constructed in the Allegheny Mountains and no additional legislation is required. This letter is only for additional recognition.


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