W.Va. Water Trails

W.Va. Water Trails: Retired W.Va. DEP Inspector Reflects On Stream Restoration Work

For decades, waterways in West Virginia have been used for dumping everything from coal waste to car tires. Restoring them will take years of work. Part of that work involves restructuring streams so that they support fish habitat.

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Small Businesses Take Initiative To Restore Nostalgic ‘Gilbert Beach’ In Mingo County 

After years of neglect, a river access point called Gilbert Beach at Veterans Park is getting new life. The motivation to restore Gilbert Beach is about one part nostalgia, one part tourist attraction and two parts community service.

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Clean Ups Priority For W.Va. Tourism Educator 

Each year, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection selects a Teacher of the Year in the elementary, middle and high school high school levels. In 2021 it wasn’t a science teacher who won but a tourism instructor.

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W.Va. Water Trails: Women Led River Clean Up Crew Inspires New Generation To ‘Trash Your Kayak’ 

Michelle Martin is leading a charge to clean up the Little Coal River and turning the trash into treasures.

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