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Kanawha to seek funding to expand ATV trails

June 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha officials plan to seek funding to support more trails for all-terrain vehicles.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Kanawha County Commission will seek $4 million from the Abandoned Mine Lands fund to go toward a new section of the Hatfield-McCoy trail including a trailhead parking area and check-in facility.

If built, the new trail would be in eastern Kanawha County and north of other trails in the Hatfield-McCoy system. Although the site wasn’t specified at Thursday’s commission meeting, the paper reports an 80- to 100- mile system was envisioned during a presentation to the commission two years ago by Hatfield-McCoy officials.

The deadline for applying for funds is Monday. Commission President Kent Carper said he expects to hear within two months whether the funds are approved.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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