Alderson, WV - Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River
(FOLGR) announced today, that they had received a Stream Partners
Grant ($5,000) from the West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA).
Honored to win the grant, FOLGR is excited to put the funding to use
in maintaining and protecting the lower greenbrier river.
The funding from this grant will be
used for various projects, which include printing of a biannual
newsletter, maintaining cost for their office, and our Water
Monitoring Program. The water monitoring program which FOLGR
conducts covers much of the lower greenbrier and performing various
tests to determine the water’s health. As FOLGR is committed to
protecting the Greenbrier River watershed, our water monitoring
program is continuing to grow, and with recent news of river
contamination and the proposed pipeline, FOLGR is committed to
obtaining baseline data to help ensure that the Greenbrier River
watershed stays healthy and welcoming to all.
About Friends of the Lower
Friends of the Lower Greenbrier
River began in 1990 when an ad hoc group of citizens organized to
protect the local drinking water from the looming threat of a CAA
pressured-treated wood plant within the flood plain of the
Greenbrier River at Alderson, WV. Their efforts resulted in the
enforcement of state environmental laws requiring the property
owners to comply with permitting regulations. Since this stand in
1990, FOLGR has been growing in membership and maintaining efforts
to protect the lower Greenbrier River which is essential for local
drinking water and recreation.
Or visit: Greenbrier River
Interpretive Center (Old Gulf Station)
549 W Virginia 12
Alderson, WV 24910
Open most weekdays