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.

 State Adopt-A-Highway Program removes 700,000 pounds of litter

11/21/2013 More than 700,000 pounds of litter was removed from West Virginia’s public roads and highways, thanks to volunteer efforts this spring and fall as part of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program.
Numbers were recently finalized for the AAH fall cleanup, which occurred in late September. More than 4,000 volunteers participated in the fall event and removed 201,670 pounds of trash from state roadways. The spring AAH cleanup, which was conducted in April, saw more than 8,000 volunteers collect 517,720 pounds of litter.
“I continue to be amazed by the passion and dedication displayed by West Virginia citizens who annually give up their free time to pick up trash along our roadways,” said AAH Coordinator Sherry Thaxton. “The environment and all West Virginians benefit from our volunteers’ hard work to make the state’s highways beautiful, not only for those of us who live here, but for visitors as well.”
The AAH Program is co-sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) program and the state Division of Highways. The program’s roots stretch back to the late 1980s when it was established by the Division of Natural Resources to improve the quality of the state’s environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter. It also serves as an educational tool by focusing on the consequences of unchecked public littering.

Another REAP program, West Virginia Make It Shine, conducts a two-week cleanup effort in April each year. This year, over 6,000 volunteers removed 438,115 pounds of litter from the state’s public lands and waterways during various Make It Shine projects.

In total, close to 20,000 volunteers collected 1.1 million pounds of trash from West Virginia’s landscape during the 2013 AAH and Make It Shine cleanups.

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Contact Information

Tom Aluise
304-926-0440