The purpose of UMRA is
to promote the general development of the area encompassed by the
drainage basin for the Upper Monongahela River in West Virginia. Our
primary concerns are economic development and quality of life concerns
related to the environment and recreational opportunities. Our
activities directed towards this purpose include, but are not limited
to, the following:
recreational boating activities, which includes powered boats and other
powered watercraft, water skiing, non-powered boats (eg, rowboats,
canoes, kayaks, racing and rowing shells, and sailboats), and, boating
activities primarily for recreational fishing.
development of river-based facilities, such as campsites and trails,
the preservation bridges for the recreational trails system in the
region, river tours, swimming areas, boat launching ramps, marinas,
shore-side restaurants, etc., by government, commercial, and private
organizations in support of recreation in the Upper Mon region.
development of river-based commerce, and supporting shore-side
facilities such as commercially-owned and publicly-owned river
terminals, and businesses for building, repairing, maintaining, and
storing commercial and recreational river crafts.
establishment of a public port authority, or other appropriate entity,
for the Upper Monongahela River region in West Virginia, empowered to
achieve the goals of the UMRA.