DISCOVERY JUNCTION COMMITTEE members receive a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant award of $86,391. Pictured, l to r: EPA Director, Governor Jim Justice, Marlinton Mayor Sam Felton, Joe Smith, Roger Trusler, Cindy Sandeno, Kristen Doss, and Luci Mosesso. Photo courtesy of C. Sandeno

Cynthia Sandeno
District Ranger
USFS

Discovery Junction, the soon to be developed community space next to the Pocahontas County Opera House just got a huge push forward. On November 19, the committee received notification that they had been given a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant that would match all of the funding they had pulled together. Governor Justice presented an award of $86,391 to the Town of Marlinton to help implement this wonderful project.

“Receiving this funding means we have almost all of the money we need to make Discovery Junction a reality,” said Luci Mosesso who wrote and submitted the grant. “We hope to be able to break ground this spring.”

Discovery Junction will be a space dedicated to play, exploration, music and enjoyment of the natural world. The site will include an outdoor stage, covered walkway for vendors such as the…

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