The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
(1) Blennerhassett Island, situate in the Ohio River near the city of Parkersburg, is a significant historical, natural and archaeological resource of importance to this state and the nation;
(2) A well-planned and executed program for the development of educational, cultural and recreational attractions related to events known and believed to have occurred on and near scenic Blennerhassett Island will be of great benefit to all the people of this state and constitutes a most worthy public undertaking; and
(3) The primary responsibility for the planning and execution of such a program rests upon the state of West Virginia, while the secondary responsibility for development rests upon private and other public resources.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session