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  1. April 22, 2014
    State Tree Nursery Accepting Orders through April 30, 2014

    WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Spring may have sprung a little late this year, but there is still time to order seedlings from Clements State Tree Nursery. West Virginia Division of Forestry officials have extended the deadline to order tree seedlings through...

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  2. April 21, 2014
    Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching

    Charleston, W.Va. – Spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 28 and runs through Saturday, May 24, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.  While hunters may kill only one bearded turkey per...

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  3. April 21, 2014
    Wild Turkey Survey Cooperators Needed

    Charleston, W.Va. -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel began a statewide survey of spring gobbler hunters in 1983, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.  This useful survey has the hunter record...

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  4. April 18, 2014
    End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

    Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at weekend hikes in West Virginia’s state parks. Photo by Ralph McNeeley, taken at Chief Logan State Park.    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring wildflower walks and...

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  5. April 18, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 14-18, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 14, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Blackwater River Buckhannon River Buffalo Creek (Logan) Bullskin Run Burnsville Tailwaters Cacapon Park Lake ...

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  6. April 17, 2014
    Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

          NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. - A power disruption has occurred in the campground at Tomlinson Run State Park near New Manchester in Hancock County, according to Park Superintendent Sam Morris. Electrical service to all other facilities...

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  7. April 17, 2014
    Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19, 2014, Twin Falls State Park

    Register by May 15          MULLENS, W.Va. – The 23rd annual West Virginia Public Employees Golf Tournament is scheduled at Twin Falls Resort State Park Monday, May 19, 2014, and is open to current and retired federal, state...

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  8. April 16, 2014
    West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014

    Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park will be the site of several West Virginia state parks wildflower walks during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 25-27. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. CLIFFTOP, W.Va. –...

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  9. April 15, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Apr. 28 – May 11

    Rally in the Valley: May 1-4, Williamson One of the coolest motorcycle rallies in the east with hundreds of miles of curves on the Appalachian Mountain roads around Williamson. Additional activities and attractions include lots of food, various ...

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  10. April 15, 2014
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.     ROANOKE, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. at Stonewall Resort State Park in...

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  11. April 15, 2014
    May Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Avian Antics, Sumner School, Furniture Craftsman Mark Soukup and Natural Treasures

    May 2014 Wonderful WV magazine     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The May 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, features articles about national natural treasures Organ Cave and Fisher Spring Run Bog, avian entertainment...

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  12. April 14, 2014
    Blennerhassett Sternwheeler Charters for Rollin’ on the River Get-togethers in 2014

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Those planning family or group gatherings can take advantage of paddlewheel charters aboard the Island Belle sternwheeler this summer. Evening excursions on the Ohio River for birthday parties, graduations, family reunions,...

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  13. April 11, 2014
    After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks

    Hawks Nest State Park has a large deck overlooking the New River Gorge that also will provide a perfect place to watch the April 14-15 total lunar eclipse. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.        ...

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  14. April 11, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 7, 2014:   Anawalt Lake Anthony Creek Berwind Lake Big Clear Creek Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake Buffalo Creek ...

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  15. April 10, 2014
    Governor Tomblin Proclaims April Arbor Month

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia. “West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation, with 12 million acres of forests. This vast renewable resource is...

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  16. April 10, 2014
    Fifteen W.Va. Communities Awarded Tree City USA Status Arbor Day celebrations scheduled

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Officials at the West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) announced that 15 cities and towns have been awarded Tree City USA status. Those communities are Bath, Bluefield, Elkins, Follansbee, Harpers Ferry, Hinton, Huntington, Lewisburg...

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  17. April 10, 2014
    Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts

    Spring nature hikes are among popular activities available at West Virginia State Parks and Forests. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring wildflower walks,...

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