How Kayakers Saved a River and Started a Movement

The Cheat River spans roughly 78 miles, running through eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It was once regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in America due to consequences of heavy mining in the region. As the whitewater adventure industry increased, however, so did the desire to clean up the river, which was how a group of kayakers formed what is now known as Friends of the Cheat.

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