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Coal River's Lower Falls boat launch area is now a cleaner, safer place


One of the most popular gathering spots on West Virginia’s lower Coal River has gotten a much-needed facelift.

The boat ramp at Lower Falls, just upstream from St. Albans, is freshly graveled and is ready to receive kayakers, anglers and other river enthusiasts.

Jeff Hansbarger, district biologist for the state Division of Natural Resources, said the improvements were a cooperative effort between governmental and private entities.

“The Coal River Group, the state Department of Environmental Protection, DNR wildlife, DNR law enforcement and a group of volunteers all played a part,” Hansbarger explained.

Read the entire article from the Charleston Gazette-Mail