Virtual meetings planned for Lake Sherwood rehabilitation projects in April

According to a press release from the Monongahela National Forest, the public is invited to participate in one of two virtual meetings, to be held on April 13th and 15th, from 6-7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to give information related to rehabilitation projects at the Lake Sherwood Campground on the Monongahela National Forest’s Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District. Each meeting will include the same information.

As a result of funding from the Great American Outdoors Act, Lake Sherwood Campground will be renovated by replacing several old toilet/shower wooden buildings with new accessible concrete structures, demolishing old vault toilets, repairing utility lines, replacing sewer infrastructure, reconstructing the amphitheater, and installing new traffic signs.

District Ranger Cynthia Sandeno said, “We would like to take this opportunity to begin an ongoing conversation with the public about Lake Sherwood and how we can improve the visitor experience there. During the meetings, we will share information about the work that is already planned at the lake for this year, but we would also like to hear suggestions from those who love Lake Sherwood about what they want us to focus on for fiscal year 2022.”

During the virtual meetings, Forest staff will present information about current projects at Lake Sherwood, projects planned for the rest of 2021, and potential projects for 2022. The public is encouraged to submit comments, questions and suggestions ahead of time.

Instructions for joining the meetings via computer or telephone are posted on the Forest’s public website.  Meeting handouts will be available for download on the website by April 5. Information and updates about the meetings and projects will also be posted on the Forest’s new Facebook page at Written transcripts of the meetings will not be available.

For more information and to request reasonable accommodations during the meetings, contact Public Affairs Officer Kelly Bridges at or (304) 642-2864.

Comments, questions or suggestions may be submitted ahead of the meetings by emailing

Instructions for joining the meetings via computer or telephone can be found at this link:

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