The hearing will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. EST at the Governor Hulett C. Smith Theatre, Tamarack Conference Center, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, West Virginia.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on S. 2555, a bill to designate the New River Gorge National River in the State of West Virginia as the “New River Gorge National Park and Preserve,” and for other purposes.
Witness testimony will be available on the committee’s website at the start of the hearing. Audio of the hearing will be available on the website following the conclusion of the hearing.
Witness Panel 1
Ms. Lizzie WattsSuperintendentNew River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, Bluestone National Scenic River
Mr. Jerod HarmanPresidentWest Virginia Wildlife Federation
Mr. Rick JohnsonOwnerRiver Expeditions
Ms. Chelsea RubyTourism Commissioner, West Virginia Tourism OfficeAgency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce