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The Loonies Behind UMRA

The primary thrust of our activities has been to convince Congress that a change in Federal policy regarding navigation facilities should be made. We are focussing on:

A Resolution

Requesting the United States Congress

To Enact & Fully Fund Navigation Needs On Our Nation’s Rivers

The detailed text of our sample resolution requesting support from Congress

Our correspondence with members of Congress

NWA Letter to the Budget Committees
February 2004 draft letter for the Budget Committees, to be signed by members of the National Waterways Alliance. (UMRA and RNC have become signatories)

The following individuals and organizations have endorsed our resolution, and their statements are linked to the list below:


Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners, Morgantown WV

City of Fairmont

First Things First

Friends of Deckers Creek

Glenmark Holding LLC

Granville Fire Department

Greater Morgantown Community Trust

Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greer Industries

Hart Field Coalition

John Hunter

I-79 Strategic Planning Group

Marion County Commission

Marion County Parks & Recreation Commission

McCabe Henley Durbin


Monongalia County Commission

Monongalia County Development Authority

Mon River Trails Conservancy

Mon Valley Green Space Coalition

Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce

Morgantown Area Economic Partnership

City of Morgantown

Morgantown Industrial Park Association

Kevin Moore

Michael Oliverio

Patriot River Terminal

Platinum Properties

Region VI, West Virginia Regional Planning & Development Council

Riverside Marine Company

Town of Rivesville

Six & Plum Marina & Campground

Town of Star City

Upper Monongahela Water Trail

Vance River Terminal

West Virginia Bass Federation

West Virginia Development Office

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation


City of Westover

West Virginia University

WMAC, Watershed Museum & Activity Center

Wood's Boathouse, Fairmont


Applewold Borough

Arnold Borough

Aspinwall Borough

Aspinwall Marina

Blawknox Borough

Boaters are Voters

Brackenridge Borough

Buffalo Township

Captain's Watch Inn, Greensboro, PA

Elizabeth Boat Club

Ford City Borough

Ford Cliff Borough

Freeport Borough

Gilpin Township

Harmar Township

Hyde Park Borough

Robert Hackett

Greensboro Borough Council

Keller Marine Service

Kittanning Borough

Leechburg Borough

Manor Township

Manorville Township

Robert A. Martin

Masontown Borough Council

Monongahela River Buffs Association

New Kensington Borough

Parks Township

Pennsylvania Boating Association

Pirates of the Allegheny

Pittsburgh Safe Boating Council

Plum Borough

Point Marion Borough Council

Professional Marine Operators Association

Rices Landing Borough Council

South Buffalo Township

Springdale Borough

Tri-River Marine Trade Association

Two Rivers Marina & Campground

Elwood E. Smith

David & Lynn Shallenberger

Upper Burrell Township

Verona Borough

Washington Township


American Sternwheel Association

United States Power Squadrons

Other Expressions of Support for UMRA and RNC

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection