Recently, the National Park Service through the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) began work with the Town of Shepherdstown and the Shepherdstown Rotary Club on a Riverfront Revitalization Project. This community and partner led effort will focus on preserving and protecting Shepherdstown’s significant historic and natural community resources along the riverfront including the Mecklenburg TobaccoWarehouse, Rumsey Monument Park and Cullison Park while also working to provide improved access and infrastructure improvements. With input from community members, partner groups and Shepherd University three areas of focus will be looked at – the development of an overall plan for the riverfront, finding partners who can assist in this effort and locating sources of funding for the improvements that are needed to carry out the plan. The RTCA Program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects and helps implement the natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation mission of the National Park Service in communities across America. For more information contact …….Chris Niewold NPS RTCA at 202-690-5153.
| October 1, 2009 |