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 to honor Adopt-A-Highway volunteers on Aug. 2

7/9/2014 The West Virginia departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will host the 18th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County.

The picnic is organized each year to recognize the thousands of Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia’s roadways. AAH volunteers remove over 4 million pounds of trash from state highways each year. They recycle about 10,000 pounds of glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic and 8,000 pounds of aluminum annually. Currently, more than 40,000 volunteers representing in excess of 1,400 organizations keep more than 3,300 miles of West Virginia roads litter free.

Festivities on Aug. 2 will include bingo, basket weaving, a cakewalk, children’s games and other activities. Volunteers will be served lunch, catered by Snowshoe, at noon. Afternoon activities will include presentation of the annual AAH Awards and the announcement of the AAH Volunteer of the Year. Ten-, 15- and 20-year volunteers will receive lapel pins for years of service and special AAH safety vests imprinted with the number of years they have volunteered.

AAH volunteers who wish to attend this year’s picnic should call 800-322-5530 or email Sherry Thaxton at sherry.r.thaxton@wv.gov before July 16. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their families.

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Tom Aluise