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.

 Natural Resources Police Target Trash in Eastern Panhandle

4/19/2013
ROMNEY, W.Va. – A “litter sweep” of five Eastern Panhandle counties has been completed by Natural Resources Police Officers of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The 2013 litter sweep was executed during the week of April 6-12 and targeted problem areas in the counties of Hampshire, Mineral, Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley.

“Because of the large number of solid waste complaints we had received from the public, solid waste authorities and waste haulers, it was deemed a necessity to engage a litter sweep in five of the eight District 2 counties,” said Capt. Roy Cool of the WVDNR District 2 office in Romney.

At the week’s conclusion, NRPOs had filed 46 criminal charges relating to solid waste and littering. In addition 43 written warnings were issued for cleanup and disposal of solid waste.

This is not the first time these counties have been targeted for cleanup, according to Capt. Cool. In March 2012, Natural Resources Police conducted a litter sweep in all eight of District 2’s counties - Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton. The sweep generated 60 criminal charges filed for no proof of mandatory disposal, creating/contributing to an open dump, open burning of refuse and littering. In addition, 120 written warnings for violations were issued for cleanup and proper disposal of solid waste.

“The assault on solid waste violations often appears never-ending’” Capt. Cool said. “However, this concentrated endeavor in enforcement coupled with educational efforts by our Natural Resources Police Officers has produced positive results and compliance with solid waste and litter infractions. In order to curb these types of violations Natural Resources Police Officers will continue concerted missions to stop solid waste and littering.”

Persons in the District 2 area are encouraged to report littering and solid waste violations to their local Natural Resources Police Officer or the District Headquarters at 304-822-3551. You may also contact satellite offices in Inwood (304-267-0037), Franklin (304-358-2701) and at Moorefield (304-538-6762).

Contact Information

Capt. Roy E. Cool
304-267-0037
DNR.Law@wv.gov