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Morriss Comments on River Park Project Despite WV AG’s Opposition

February 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss stated emphatically Wednesday that the proposed River Park at Canal Place project will move forward- and that plan includes removing the dam under the Blue Bridge. After West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his opposition to the project- Delegate Gary Howell chimed in- telling the Cumberland Times News that the dam removal would take away more opportunities than it would create. The proposed project calls for constructing the river park along the North Branch of the Potomac River behind Canal Place. The park would include a moderate whitewater course, canoe and kayak docks, trails and a viewing area. Mayor Morriss said the bottom line is that the dam is in Maryland and is owned by the city of Cumberland…