Friends Of the Rockfish Watershed

Touring the New World Stone Company


Historic office of the Alberene Stone Company

The New World Stone Company operates the only active architectural soapstone quarries in North America with the largest deposits in the world

Bill Russell, plant manager, describes saw operation to Julie Still, FORW intern from Va. Tech., and Michael LaChance, extension agent.

Julie Still admires soapstone art.

Participants enjoy the buffet

and the Soapstone Cafe

Entertaining and unique music by Edible Folks

and amazing soapstone art enhanced the experience.












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