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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 announces grant opportunities for water pollution projects

The state Division of Water and Waste Management’s Nonpoint Source Program is issuing an announcement of Additional Grant Opportunity (AGO) for proposals that focus on nonpoint source pollution issues.

The total amount available is approximately $100,000 and both one- and two-year proposals are being accepted.

All project submittals will be reviewed by the DWWM’s Nonpoint Source Team. The team will then ask for a formal proposal from those projects that best fit the goals and objectives of the Nonpoint Source Program. Projects chosen will be notified by e-mail. Formal proposals (work plans) are required within 30 days of notification.

The deadline for submission is Oct. 10, 2013. For more information review the AGO Web site at: http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/nonptsource/Pages/AGO.aspx. Initial proposals must be submitted using the online form found on this Web page.

Nonpoint source water pollution can come from many sources, including excess fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides from agricultural lands and residential areas; oil, grease and toxic chemicals from urban runoff; sediment from improperly managed construction sites, crop and forest lands; eroding streambanks; acid drainage from abandoned mines; and bacteria and nutrients from livestock, pet wastes and faulty septic systems.

AGOs can focus on nonpoint issues in water bodies that may not be impaired or provide money for special projects not typically funded through watershed project grants. Proposals are accepted from a wide variety of organizations, including watershed groups, schools and businesses.

Contact Information

Tom Aluise
(304) 926-0499