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.

  Environment, Energy and Agriculture

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Environment, Energy and Agriculture. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

2014 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants awarded


December 05, 2013 - West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth $2 million to 40 recipients today through the REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program...


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


November 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...


State announces grant opportunities for water pollution projects


September 16, 2013 - The state Division of Water and Waste Management’s Nonpoint Source Program is issuing an announcement of Additional Grant Opportunity for proposals that focus on nonpoint source pollution issues...


National Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 15-21


September 16, 2013 - In conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, the WV Department of Environmental Protection is offering 40 easy things West Virginians can do to better the environment...


W.Va. Division of Forestry firefighters assist with fighting fires in Montana


August 23, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Forestry dispatched a firefighting crew to Montana on Monday to assist with wildfires at the Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston...


State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1


August 21, 2013 - Those wishing to submit entries for the 11th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1, 2013...


Department of Agriculture Including More Counties in Public-Private Pest Program


August 20, 2013 - One of West Virginia’s most worrisome forest pests will have fewer places to hide in 2014...


Department of Agriculture Announces 2013 "Women in AG" Honorees


August 12, 2013 - Four women have been named the West Virginia “Women in Agriculture” honorees for 2013, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA)...


West Virginia Poultry Laboratory Recertified After Rigorous Review


August 12, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Moorefield has been recertified as a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for 2013 following an in-depth review process...


WVDA Veterinarian Completes Intensive Foreign Animal Disease Training


August 12, 2013 - Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Koren Custer recently completed her training as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician (FADD) at Plum Island, New York...


Nature Wonder Wild Foods Weekend at North Bend State Park Sept. 20-22


August 12, 2013 - “Remembering Our Roots” is a wildly appropriate theme for wild food enthusiasts who will be meeting for the 46th Annual Nature Wonder Wild Foods Weekend...


FY2014 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded


July 30, 2013 - Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients of the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Litter Control Matching Grants...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Supporting W.Va. Leaders Headed to D.C.


July 24, 2013 - Regarding the Obama administration's proposal for new EPA regulations...


West Virginians turn out in record numbers for spring cleanups


July 12, 2013 - More West Virginians than ever volunteered this spring to help make the Mountain State shine...


Bloomin’ Wonderful Rhododendrons at many West Virginia state parks


July 09, 2013 - West Virginia is still celebrating its 150th anniversary of statehood, so now is a good time to get acquainted with the state flower...