Work Started on Williamstown Wetlands

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

It's a project that's been in the works since 2002, and now crews have finally broken ground.

Tuesday is the second day of work for the wetlands restoration project in Williamstown.

For years the Williamstown Woman's Club has been planning to make the wetlands a relaxing learning environment for the public and local school groups.

"This is the first physical thing you're seeing with all this dirt coming in and things like that, and to see that path going down through there is something I've envisioned for a long long time, and it's great to see it finally," Betsy Caltrider with the Williamstown Woman's Club said.

The biggest part of the first phase includes building a path around the entire area, and crews expect that to be complete by December.

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  • by Anna Location: Williamstown on Oct 8, 2009 at 06:43 AM
    Visit the Kroger Wetlands behind the Marietta Kroger's. It's a success. Good points, Very's not tax money.
  • by Very Well Location: Educated on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:21 PM
    The women's club is not a government entity. They have nice educated ladies that want to help the area nice. As for the buildings, maybe you should stop by and fix them yourself! It's not tax money, it's donated money, so if they want to spend it on rocks it is their prerogative. It sounds very nice!
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamstown on Oct 7, 2009 at 12:15 PM
    what a waste of money
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamstown on Oct 7, 2009 at 10:14 AM
    I would like to see the city of Williamstown finish the Fenton Park. Ther is electric, but no lights. No picnic tables, no benches, no gazebo. There is grass and weeds growing through the gravel walking path. This would have been a better place for the Womens Club to have spent their money on, rather than the swamp. If the late Frank Fenton would have known that the city would have started on the park, then forgot about it, I'm sure he would never have donated the land.
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamstown on Oct 7, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    What a waste of time and money, they should worry more about the dilapitated buildings on Front street, and Second street in Williamstown.
  • by Another Resident Location: Williamstown on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    Hey, why don't we take the school kid's down to the swamp and walk around the new trail. Maybe the bugs will bite us! Sounds fun to me!!! What a big waste of money. I know these women have worked hard over the years raising the money, but cleaning up the swamp (wetland) is a big mistake. Alot of groups in Williamstown just jump right in to a project without first fully being prepared to start it. A perfect example is the new pool. It took soooo long to finish, because they started building it without even having all of the money to pay for it. Oh well. At least now the city will have a walking path where folks can go drink beer and sell drugs, while at the same time enjoy the wonderful world of aquatic nature.
  • by Misty Location: Belpre on Oct 7, 2009 at 12:47 AM
    I think its great to be doing something the community will enjoy and children can get educated. Making use of a good thing.
  • by Fed Up Location: Williamstown on Oct 6, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    Only in ((Williamstown,WV)) America would we waste good money on cleaning up a swamp. Why not donate it to the food pantry, a homeless shelter, the scouts or some other group that will use it wisely. Why not finish up Fenton Park that the city has forgot about. They must have gone this money from Sen. Byrd that had to be spent on something that will help No One!! The money must have come from a pork barrel.
  • by resident also Location: williamstown on Oct 6, 2009 at 09:56 PM
    I agree! What a waste of money.
  • by Anonymous Location: williamstown on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    no one asked you,but your from belpre
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