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Donations for Friendsville River Access Exceed $22,000!

Posted: 04/23/2012
by Charlie Walbridge


Mark Singleton, American Whitewater Executive Director, recently forwarded a check to the Town of Friendsville, MD for just over $3000, the amount raised on the AW Web Site this past month. The town, which is the takeout for the Upper Youghiogheny River, is working to convert some donated land into a long-term solution to a troublesome parking problem. Donations now total over $22,000 plus pro-bono services of paddling engineer Brian Jacobson valued at over $15K. Design work has already begun and we expect the parking area to be opened some time in July. Since the total estimated cost of the parking lot is $100,000, additional donations still matter. If you've already given thank you! If not, there's still time! We plan to close the Upper Yough fundraising campaign on May 1. See the fundraising page for complete info.

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV