Kayak LaunchThe proposed kayak launch on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Bridges development on South Jefferson is close to becoming a reality – the first of what could be a half-dozen kayak launches on the Roanoke River “blue-way” needs to raise another ten thousand dollars before construction can get underway. Private donations are raising the 80-thousand dollars needed;the launch must be built by April to avoid the log perch mating season. Congressman Bob Goodlatte helped secure money for the greenway: