Mohawk Group Announces Support for Maury River Initiative, Seeking Virginia Scenic River Status
Mohawk Group announces its support of efforts to gain Virginia Scenic River status for the full length of the Maury River. Currently, only part of the Maury River has the scenic river designation. If these initiatives are successful, the portion of the river adjacent to Mohawk Group’s Glasgow plant will receive that status. As a Living site, Mohawk is committed to protecting the ecosystems surrounding its Glasgow facility.
Founded in 1970, The Virginia Scenic Rivers Program strives to identify and protect rivers with significant scenic, historic, recreational, and natural values. Since its founding, the program has helped achieve the state scenic river designation on more than 700 river miles.
The Maury River is the only Virginia river that begins and ends in one county – Rockbridge. In 2018, the section of the James River running through Rockbridge received official designation through the General Assembly. In 2020, the upper portion of Maury River, from the confluence at Goshen Pass to Beans Bottom, also gained approval. The current initiative behind the Maury River will bring the lower part of the river, from Beans Bottom to Glasgow, into the Virginia Scenic River status.
“Mohawk is committed to making a positive impact on our communities and employees,” said Jackie Dettmar, Mohawk Group’s vice president of marketing, design, and product development. “We respect nature and have a drive to constantly seek improvements for the planet. We support the effort to secure the Virginia Scenic River designation for the full length of the Maury River.”
Support for the Maury River initiative aligns with Mohawk Group’s Waterways Project, its landmark effort to protect and preserve rivers and their ecosystems. The Waterways Project explores the connection between river health and human health, journeying through new products, technologies, and initiatives that help improve understanding of rivers.
“Rivers significantly impact us all,” explained Dettmar. “At Mohawk Group, we are committed to giving back to these waterways.”
To learn more about the Maury River initiative and Mohawk Group’s other sustainability efforts, visit mohawkgroup.com.
About Mohawk Group
As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. To learn more about our full line of flooring products, please visit MohawkGroup.com.