LOGAN — Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) and Canaan Valley Institute will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. at their project site on Copperas Mine Fork. Colonel Parrott, Commander of the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be the keynote speaker at the event along with invited officials from the West Virginia Congressional delegation, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, and Division of Natural Resources.
The groundbreaking will highlight one of EIP’s investments in West Virginia which includes: the acquisition of over 9,785 acres; the restoration and protection of over 50 miles of stream and riparian habitat; and millions of dollars of construction and long-term maintenance work in Logan and McDowell Counties. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Copperas Mine Fork restoration site and learn from one of EIP’s local partners, Canaan Valley Institute, about the comprehensive restoration plan for the project.
Restoration credits created through this work will provide mitigation for major infrastructure and energy projects, resulting in direct economic and environmental benefit to West Virginia.