Published On: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013

Grant awarded for cliff conservation project

Spice Run on the Greenbrier River North of Renick (Photo by Gwen Balogh)

Spice Run on the Greenbrier River North of Renick (Photo by Gwen Balogh)

The Greenbrier River Watershed Association (GRWA) and its partner the Greenbrier Land Conservation Trust, along with National Committee for the New River (NCNR) are getting closer to protecting 250 acres of important view shed in Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties. Through the NCNR, the GRWA has received grant funding from the West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund to help protect the land across from a portion of Spice Run Wilderness area. Future plans will include a hiking trail to a magnificent view of the river from the Greenbrier River Trail. The process has taken a couple of years but the GRWA hopes to complete the conservation easements and have the area protected within the next two months.