Thursday, March 8, 2012

Coal River Group Awarded CFS Grant!

Established in 2004, the Coal River Group is a non-profit organization that was established to "bring life back to the Coal Rivers." What simply started out as two men setting out to explore and fish the waterways of the entire 88 miles of the Big, Little and Coal Rivers, grew into efforts to organize a community based watershed group after finding a beautiful but troubled watershed.

The CRG has grown tremendously and was named the West Virginia Watershed of the year in 2009. The goals the Group established include preserving the ecological integrity of the rivers, promoting recreational opportunities and economic development of the waters, and promoting the rich history of the Coal Rivers and the region. 

The CRG was recently awarded a $1,000 CFS grant from the ACA to construct an access ramp to serve as portage around a dam and dangerous waters. Promoting safe and responsible paddling is a primary tenet of the ACA, and we are proud to be able to help fund the CRG's efforts! 

Learn how you can apply for a CFS Grant today! 

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