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WVU volunteer efforts aim to bring new outdoor space to Morgantown

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The Falling Run Greenspace ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held April 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the end of Outlook Street in Morgantown, WV.
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Hundreds of West Virginia University students, faculty and staff have volunteered their time to help build and create 16 biking and hiking trails along Falling Run stream, connecting the downtown campus and the WVU Organic Farm.

Volunteers will be working on the trails Saturday and Sunday (April 22-23) and the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, April 29. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open the Falling Run Trails April 29 at 3:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m.

Quotes and Comments

“The Falling Run Greenspace will be an accessible, vibrant urban oasis with the potential to become a central park for the heart of Morgantown forging a connection between WVU's Organic Farm and Main Campus. Ultimately, the long term vision is to provide an alternate connection to the Mileground area.”

“This is a legacy project. The students that have volunteered with this project have left their own personal legacy on the greenspace that will be used for many generations to come. They will be able to come back 25 years from now and tell their kids that they helped build these trails.” -- Katherine Bolyard, volunteer coordinator of the project.

Resources

Falling Run Trail Project Facebook page

Video: Find your escape in the Falling Run Trail

The Legacy Project

Photos available for download.

Target Audience

Morgantown residents

People who want to participate in volunteer work

People who enjoy spending time outdoors

Hikers

Cyclists

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CONTACT: Julie Robison, Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance
304.293.7420, Julie.Robison@mail.wvu.edu