This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Dominion Virginia Power Leads Effort To Improve Popular Boat Ramp On The North Fork Of The Shenandoah River

FRONT ROYAL, Va., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boaters, canoeists and kayakers are in for a treat the next time they launch at the Riverton public boat landing on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River near this northwestern Virginia town. Dominion Virginia Power teamed with others to rebuild the landing's ramp, improve general access and parking, spruce up the river's overlook park and make it more accessible to the handicapped.

Dominion, which is building the Warren County Power Station two miles down the road from the landing, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the $100,000 revitalization project.

Initiated by Dominion, the project was conceived in partnership with Warren County, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Zachry Industrial, the lead construction company for the power station.  

A consortium of 16 companies, businesses and government entities came together to accomplish the task. This team extended the boat ramp further into the river and replaced the worn gravel ramp with a 9-inch thick concrete ramp. The team also built stairs for easier and safer access from the parking lot, upgraded the nearby picnic area, added two picnic tables, replaced the outdated information kiosk, added a garbage receptacle and built a location for a portable restroom.

Volunteers completed the work today by planting native plants, flowers and shrubs to beautify the area.

"This has been a team effort for the community," said Colin Kelly, manager-Generation Site Construction for Dominion. "Dominion and our Warren County Power Station team are proud to have been a part of this successful collaborative effort. The idea was to make the Riverton Landing a model for other landings along the Shenandoah River. That goal has been met and surpassed."

Over a five-month construction period, Zachry and Dominion employees provided more than 1,000 volunteer hours to complete the work. The total value of the work, including donations, materials, services and volunteer hours is well more than $100,000.

Extensive technical resources, labor, materials, equipment and supplies were donated by Warren County Energy Partners, a joint venture consisting of Zachry Industrial and Burns & McDonnell.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,131.86 +47.37 0.28%
S&P 500 2,014.89 +15.91 0.80%
NASDAQ 4,838.6430 +8.1730 0.17%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs