West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Beech Fork State Park Takes a Shining To Volunteer Assistance April 6

3/19/2013
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – The 5th annual Spring Clean-up Weekend at Beech Fork State Park is scheduled for Saturday April 6. This “Make It Shine” one-day event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. It is one of many volunteer clean-up events in West Virginia sponsored in part by the WV Department of Environmental Resources and the WV Division of Highways.

“We appreciate other state agencies’ assistance, but everyone agrees it’s the volunteers who come to work for a day that make the big difference,” said Dillard Price, assistant superintendent.

Various areas are designated for clean-up work and volunteers must register to participate. Individuals pre-registered and working on Saturday are extended a weekend of camping on April 5-6, or they can elect to work on Saturday and take the two night camping option at another time.

“Folks young and not so young, families, and groups sign up to help Beech Fork State Park. It is work, but the day is as enjoyable as it is productive,” Price said. More than 50 tons of refuse and tires have been removed over the past four clean-up events. Volunteers on Saturday enjoy lunch as part of the event. Participants should wear boots and appropriate work clothing for weather conditions. Restrooms are onsite. The event is rain or shine.

The registration form is posted online at www.beechforksp.com, click Events/Deals or call 304-528-5794 for the registration form.

Contact Information

Dillard Price, Assistant Superintendnet
304-528-5794
beechforksp@wv.gov