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.

  Department of Environmental Protection News Room

Below you will find a list of recent press releases issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1


August 25, 2014 - Those wishing to submit entries for the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1. ...


Aboveground Storage Tank Program deadlines looming


August 11, 2014 - With less than two months to go before the Oct. 1 registration deadline,tank owners are reminded of the importance of registering their above ground storage tanks with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)....


Freedom site tank demo gets under way


July 16, 2014 - Tank demolition at the site of the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill is under way and will last two to four weeks - barring no major weather delays...


Volunteers remove more than 300 tons of litter from West Virginia’s landscape during spring cleanups


July 14, 2014 - Litter cleanups sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation removed more than 600,000 pounds of trash from West Virginia’s landscape this spring....


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


July 09, 2014 - The West Virginia departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will host the 18th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic...


WVDEP receives 200,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant


May 30, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Land Restoration is pleased to announce that the agency has been awarded a $200,000 Brownfields Petroleum Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) agency...


DEP announces Environmental Excellence winners


May 30, 2014 - West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 21 Environmental Awards of Excellence today during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston. ...


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...


2014 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available


November 04, 2013 - West Virginians looking to get a head start on holiday shopping can begin by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2014 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar...


E3 West Virginia conducting Charter Signing Ceremony


October 18, 2013 - E3 West Virginia (Economy, Energy and Environment in West Virginia) will conduct a Charter Signing Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22...


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...


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...


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...


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