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.

 FY2013 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded

7/17/2012
Twenty-six applicants have been approved for amounts totaling $60,528 for state Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants. DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced the grant recipients for fiscal year 2013.

Grants were awarded to West Virginia solid waste authorities, county commissions and municipalities. Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4: “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50 percent of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

The DEP’s REAP program (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.

Following is a list of grant recipients and how funding will be used:

Belington, City of $250.00
The funding will be used for advertising and fuel for town cleanup.

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority $1,000.00
The funding will be used for county-wide radio advertisements for roadside litter.

Clay County Solid Waste Authority $3,000.00
The funding will be used for dumpsters for annual spring county-wide cleanup.

Fayetteville, Town of $750.00
The funding will be used for ash receptacles and litter education materials.

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority $1,000.00
The funding will be used for advertising for the ongoing county-wide anti-litter campaign.

Hurricane, City of $3,000.00
The funding will be used for razing dilapidated structures within the city.

Kanawha County Commission $1,500.00
The funding will be used for off-duty deputies to issue citations.

Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority $2,964.00
The funding will be used for seven county cleanup days.

Kenova, City of $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a community cleanup and for razing structures within the city.

Mason County Commission $2,000.00
The funding will be used for fuel for cleanup projects and litter campaign materials.

McDowell County Solid Waste Authority $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a vehicle for the litter control officer.

McMechen, City of $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing within the city.

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority $3,000.00
The funding will be used for the litter cleanup program.

Milton, City of $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing within the city.

Montgomery, City of $1,424.88
The funding will be used for trash receptacles for the city.

Morgan County Commission $2,460.00
The funding will be used for a trailer and supplies for the litter cleanup program.

City of Nitro $2,000.00
The funding will be used for trash receptacles for the city.

Nutter Fort, Town of $1,890.00
The funding will be used for recycling bins for the town’s recycling program.

Putnam County Commission $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a utility trailer and supplies for the county-wide cleanup program.

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing within the county.

Saint Marys, City of $3,000.00
The funding will be used for trash receptacles for the city.

Shinnston, City of $1,290.00
The funding will be used for recycling containers and bins for community events.

Summers County Commission $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing within the county.

Wayne County Commission $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.

Webster County Commission $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.

Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority $3,000.00
Funding will be used for vehicle maintenance, fuel, and uniforms for the litter control officer.

Contact Information

Tom Aluise
(304) 926-0440