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.

 West Virginia volunteers remove 360 tons of litter

6/26/2012
More than 9,000 volunteers participated in annual spring cleanups sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and removed 360 tons of litter from West Virginia’s landscape.

Numbers were recently finalized for the state’s Make It Shine and Adopt-A-Highway April cleanups. Both events are sponsored by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program and depend on volunteers for their success.

“These programs are wonderful opportunities for West Virginians to show their pride in our state’s natural beauty and to demonstrate just how dedicated we are to keeping our state clean,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “I’m thankful for all the many volunteers, their hard work and commitment to caring about our home. By working together, we’ve made our state shine for residents and visitors alike.”

The Make It Shine cleanup occurred during the first two weeks of April and attracted 4,874 volunteers. They collected 442,293 pounds of litter from: 600 acres of park, 200 miles of roadway, 88 miles of stream, 56 miles of trail, and 38 dumpsites. Volunteers also removed 1,830 tires and 432 appliances from the state’s lands and waters. At least one Make It Shine cleanup was conducted in each of West Virginia’s 55 counties.

The Adopt-A-Highway cleanup occurred on April 28 and drew 4,641 volunteers. They removed 277,025 pounds of trash from 1,357 miles of state road.

“The No. 1 objective of REAP is to rid the state of litter and make West Virginia the cleanest state in the nation,” said REAP Chief Danny Haught. “Without our dedicated volunteers, it would be very difficult to meet the goals we’ve set for this program.”

Contact Information

Tom Aluise
(304) 926-0499