We are proud to call the Mon Valley home.
The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its “East Fork”—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia. The river is navigable its entire length with a series of locks and dams that maintain a minimum depth of 9 feet (2.7 m) to accommodate barges. In Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.
MVA serves the Mid-Mon Valley, roughly defined as Elizabeth to Brownsville (North/South) and Smithton to Bentleyville (East/West). The communities that make up this area have a strong manufacturing heritage and though many communities have seen a decline in population, the area is still 100,000 people strong.
The area is also host to a variety of recreational activities, including:
The area is also home to many historical sites, including:
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Want to own an important part of the Mid-Mon Valley?
The Mon Valley Alliance plans to give area residents that opportunity – at least the feeling of that opportunity – by making available Mon Valleyopoly, a custom-made board game patterned after the iconic family-oriented board game with a similar-sounding name.
MVA has created four new community development funds to help support and start new projects that strengthen the community and benefit the region: Mon Valley Community Development Fund, Workforce Readiness Fund, Startup Incubation Fund and the Historical Preservation Fund.
The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today the election of additional community leaders, filling three of the final five positions of its fifteen-member Board of Directors.
The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today that the Local Share Account Review Board has recommended an award of $252,000 to support the Charleroi Renaissance Phase 1 project, which would demolish the former Charleroi Football Stadium and prepare the site for a riverfront park.