• Dave Harmon, PW editor

West Virginia senator promotes bill to redesignate New River Gorge National River a NP

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito was in Fayette County on Tuesday to promote legislation that, if passed, would change the New River Gorge’s designation from the “New River Gorge National River” to the “New River Gorge National Park.”

Capito visited Lansing to announce a grant for the New River Gorge Canyon Rim Center.  Later, she was at Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville for a discussion of the legislative proposal and other business and tourism-related matters affecting Fayette County residents.  She then continued the discussion during an appearance at ACE Resort in Oak Hill.  While in Fayetteville, Capito predicted that a national park designation from the federal government would produce substantially more tourism-related revenue for the region.

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