The Rivers N’ Ridges river celebration on Little Coal River was held on a 1-mile section of the river where it flows around the “Waterways” peninsula along Corridor G. Threatening weather complicated the planned float trips, but thanks to great support from the event sponsors and Boone Career & Technical Center teachers Bobby Miller and Jeff Nelson, it went as scheduled. About 15 people on paddleboards and 20 people in kayaks made the one-hour trip, assisted by professional guide/instructors.

Everyone got pretty wet but they had fun and learned more about kayaking and paddleboarding. Forks of Coal Foundation board members Kim McCluskey, Angie Bailey, Richard Hartman and Diana Green were on hand to represent the Foundation.

Please check back for updated information on the event.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: Back by popular demand – ANOTHER FLOATING NATURE WALK. A short float on easy water to learn more about Coal River history and nature. The trip is limited to 15 people. More details in our upcoming summer newsletter. Join the Foundation today and get a free subscription.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5: NATURE AND COAL RIVER HISTORY HIKE WITH FAMOUS NATURALIST DOUG WOOD. More details later. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn more about Coal River nature and history.

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