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Sportsman Sees Link Between Birthplace of Rivers and Clean Water

posted Feb 11, 2014, 11:06 AM by Web Editor
In a February 8, 2014 commentary in the Charleston Gazette, Charleston resident and sportsman Lee Orr makes a compelling case for the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument as a transformative effort to change our approach and attitude toward our rivers and clean, drinkable, swimmable, fishable water. 

Our water must be protected for many different reasons

By Lee Orr

The Charleston Saturday Gazette-Mail - February 8, 2013

Most of my life, my thoughts of water have centered around fishing, but since January 9, I have been reminded that water is not just a source for recreation, but a natural resource that must be protected.   It has hit home how local activities can dramatically affect the environment for all West Virginians.

That is why I support the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument, an ongoing effort to protect, preserve, and emphasize the importance of this valuable resource . . . Read the full story at Birthplace of Rivers.