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CRG News:

Gazette-Mail Editorial Goes Viral!!

February 7, 2016

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Coal River Group Announces 2016 Officers and New Board Member

January 28, 2016

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Safe Water Event

January 4, 2016

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2016 Tour De Coal

January 4, 2016

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December 22, 2015

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Support the Coal River Group!

Help support the CRG in our Holiday fundraising drive. Your membership donation helps us bring life back to the Coal Rivers!

Physical Address:

CRG Science & Education Center,
181 Pettigrew Lane (Meadowood Park)
Tornado, WV 25202

Mailing Address:

PO Box 363,
 St. Albans, WV 25177



What we do:



Upcoming Events:


  • April 16, 2016 - Run For the River Triathlon
  • June 18, 2016 - Tour De Coal


The CRG's Coal River Water Trail was selected as the State Journal's  Kanawha County's choice for the 55 Good Things in West Virginia for 2015. Read the full story HERE


Coal River Group looks to future after its first decade

                     SEE STORY & PICTURES featured in Charleston Daily Mail HERE


                     WV DEP to help fund Coal River restoration restoration project

                               Watch news story featured on WOWKTV HERE



VIDEO: An excellent report on the restoration of the Little Coal River by the WVDEP. 

Watch  HERE





Upcoming Events:

Local River Levels:

USGS River Levels - Coal River at Tornado, WV
--Optimal paddling levels for the Little Coal River: 10.20 - 11.50
(Note: once the USGS installs a new flood gauge at Danville, these numbers will change)

USGS River Levels - Big Coal River at Ashford, WV
--Optimal Paddling levels for the Big Coal: 1.9 - 5.00 high
(If the level is below 1.9, your boat will drag bottom. Levels above 5ft can be dangerous to non-experienced boaters)

USGS River Levels - Clear Fork of Big Coal at Whitesville, WV

USGS River Levels - Kanawha River at Charleston, WV 

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