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Volunteers to help with cleanup along Coal River

By From staff reports

Starting today, a team from National Civilian Community Corps will help remove tires from some of the most popular sections of the Coal River Walhonde Water Trail.

The group of 12 trained AmeriCorps volunteers, ages 18 to 24, also will help the Coal River Group with projects at Meadowood Park in Tornado and the Barnette Conservation Preserve in St. Albans.

The projects are in partnership with the Appalachian Coal Country Team.

The team will spend14 days in the watershed and will be assisted by WV REAP program, whose workers will provide backup support for tire removals and several river restoration projects near Upper and Lower Falls of the Coal River.

The team will stay at the Coal River Group Science & Educational Center in Tornado. Coal River Group volunteers will provide several planned meals, water and other provisions. Local volunteers also will assist in supervising the crew on all projects.

Businesses and people who wish to contribute supplies or funds or serve as supervisors and mentors to the team should contact the Coal River Group at 304-419-4417 or e-mail More information on the 14-day work party can be obtained at the group's website,    


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