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Audubon focuses on new park efforts

By Staff | Mar 22, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s April program at the National Conservation Training Center will focus on efforts to create a new national park in West Virginia.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Room 114 of the Instructional East Building. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The presenter will be Judy Rodd, Executive Director of the West Virginia Friends of Blackwater organization, which is headquartered in Charleston. She will discuss efforts to create a new “High Allegheny National Park and Preserve” in the West Virginia highlands.

This new park would showcase and connect some of West Virginia’s most iconic landscapes and celebrated historic sites. Proponents say it would bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to an eight-county area. Traditional hunting and fishing and other sporting activities would continue, and no private land would be taken.