BY DAVID SIBRAY FOR WV EXPLORER
Four years after its founding, the New River Gorge Trail Alliance has decided to change its name to the Mountain State Trail Alliance to reflect the counties involved in the organization, according to organization president Bill Wells.
“As the trail alliance expanded over the last few years, we realized that we had outgrown our original footprint in the New River Gorge region,” Wells explained.
“While we will always have deep roots in the New River Gorge, the new name of Mountain State Trail Alliance better reflects our new county partners in Webster, Kanawha, and other southern West Virginia counties.”
Since its founding in 2016, the organization has received more than $2 million in grants toward its mission of building and supporting a regional trail network in southern West Virginia…