Monongahela National Forest Service hosted a contractor outreach meeting and workshop at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins.
The informational course was for local contractors who are interested in working on projects related to the June 2016 flood in West Virginia. Contractors and businesses who specialize in excavation, highway construction, trail or bridge construction and more attended the event to learn more about what is needed for the area.
“We are trying to make sure that the work that we do on the national forest is available to local communities. So, what we are trying to do is reach out to local contractors and make sure that they have a way of getting connected to the work that we have to do in natural resources on the national forest,” said Forest Supervisor Clyde Thompson.
The Forest Service will be working with local contractor The Alonso Group to facilitate construction projects. The next meeting will be held on March 14 at Marlinton Wellness Center.