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.

 Governor Tomblin Presents Nearly $1.2 Million in Recreation Trail Grants

1/7/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $1,190,241.90 in federal funds for 22 projects as part of the 2012 Recreational Trails Program.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program provides funds through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation which allows states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail use. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the RTP for the state.

States are responsible for developing their own procedures to solicit and select projects for funding. A Recreational Trail Advisory Board (RTAB) reviews West Virginia's applications and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Governor.

Funds were awarded to the following:

Berkeley County
Yankauer Nature Preserve Accessible Restroom Facilities, $50,000

Boone County
Hatfield-McCoy Little Coal River, $40,000
Dartmont Park Walking Trail, $40,000

Greenbrier County
Lewisburg L & R, $48,000

Greenbrier & Fayette Counties
Meadow River Rail Trail, $80,000

Harrison County
Salem Trail Resurfacing, $8,000

Logan County
Hatfield-McCoy Dingess Run, $40,000

Logan & Mingo Counties
Hatfield-McCoy Browning Fork, $40,000

McDowell County
Hatfield-McCoy Indian Ridge, $40,000

Mingo County
Hatfield-McCoy Buffalo Mt., $40,000

Monongalia County
Decker's Creek Trail Resurfacing, $80,000
Westover Park Loop, $28,800

Monongalia, Marion & Preston Counties
Mon River Trails Dump Truck, $56,000

Monongalia & Preston Counties
Decker's Creek Trail Undercut Repair, $115,609.33

Monroe County
Potts Valley Rail Trail Phase II, $41,760

Morgan County
N. Berkeley Rail Trail, $80,000

Nicholas County
Gateway Trail/Fork Mt. Trail, $70,500

Pendleton County
Whispering Spruce Trail, $22,500

Preston County
W.Va. Northern Rail Trail Acquisition, $80,000

Raleigh County
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, $80,000

Wetzel County
Riverfront Trail Improvements (Paden City), $32,000

Wyoming County
Hatfield-McCoy Pinnacle Creek, $40,000

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977