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  1. April 24, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 20-24, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 20, 2015   Anawalt Lake Anthony Creek Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk (C&R) Beechfork Tailwaters Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Boley Lake ...

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  2. April 23, 2015
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting, 1 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling     WHEELING, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Oglebay Resort and...

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  3. April 23, 2015
    Tourism Industry Projects to Receive $1.19 Million in Matching Funds to Attract Visitors to the State

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tourism industry projects totaling more than $2.6 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive $1.19 million in matching funds through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP...

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  4. April 21, 2015
    Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners from McDowell and Ritchie Counties

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials announced two winners in the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. McKaylee Lynch, a homeschool student in Harrisville, Ritchie County, took top prize in the fourth-grade category....

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  5. April 21, 2015
    W.Va.’s Tree City USA Communities Hold Arbor Day Celebrations

    Events scheduled throughout April and May CHARLESTON, W.Va. – By the calendar, National Arbor Day is Friday, April 24, 2015; however, celebrations are planned across the state throughout April and May. Urban Forester Bob Hannah said the dates...

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  6. April 21, 2015
    Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as Arbor Month in W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia. “West Virginia is blessed with 12 million acres of hardwood forests. I encourage all citizens to observe and recognize the...

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  7. April 21, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for May 12 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 12, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ...

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  8. April 21, 2015
    Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park dedicated as Old Growth Forest site

        SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park has been recognized as part of the Old Growth Forest Network. Joan Maloof, founder and director of the Old Growth Forest Network, presented a certificate of...

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  9. April 20, 2015
    An outdoor office: lifeguarding opportunities at West Virginia State Parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s state parks operate and maintain 22 swimming pools for public use as well as for those using parks for summer vacation. They offer attractive summer employment opportunities and possible...

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  10. April 17, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 7 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 7, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  11. April 17, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA HOSTS “GO OUTSIDE AND DIG RAMPS”

    Activities include ramp dig and cooking demonstration CHARLESTON, West Virginia (April 16, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today hosted “Go Outside and Dig Ramps.” The day’s activities began with a ramp dig in Rock Cave and concluded with a...

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  12. April 17, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 8 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  13. April 16, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 13-17, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 13, 2015   Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River Baker Lake (Children & Class Q) Bear Rocks Lake Big Clear Creek Big Run Lake Blackwater River ...

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  14. April 16, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: May Days

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click the Calendar tab. Event...

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  15. April 16, 2015
    Tygart Lake State Park Cleanup Day, April 25, 2015

        GRAFTON, West Virginia – Tygart Lake State Park, in conjunction with Tygart Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, will be holding an Earth Day Celebration cleanup day Saturday, April 25, 2015. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked...

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  16. April 16, 2015
    Wi-Fi at Beech Fork State Park increases popularity as a vacation destination

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Beech Fork State Park is now offering free Wi-Fi service to overnight guests at all six deluxe cabins and to campground guests at the park headquarters. Wi-Fi service is available at all six vacation...

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  17. April 15, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks ready for camping

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Camping is trending and West Virginia’s state parks are ready for the 2015 camping season. “Our campsite reservation process is underway by mail, phone, walk-in and online,” said Sam England, chief of...

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  18. April 15, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hardy County during National Small Business Week

    Register for May 7 session on business fundamentals MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Hardy County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  19. April 14, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Mingo County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 5 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in Mingo County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  20. April 14, 2015
    West Virginia Master Naturalists State Conference June 12-14, 2015

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Master Naturalist program will have its sixth annual conference June 12-14, 2015, on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins. Members from...

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  21. April 14, 2015
    Lifeguard certification class at Pipestem State Park April 24-26, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Individuals who want to become certified as lifeguards Is invited to take a certification class at Pipestem Resort State Park later this month.     “The three-day course, April 24, 25...

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  22. April 14, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Ohio County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 5 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs WHEELING, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 5, in Ohio County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  23. April 13, 2015
    Anglers who catch tagged trout stocked at five West Virginia State Parks are eligible for rewards

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Anglers who catch a special tagged trout at one of five West Virginia state parks are eligible to receive special rewards while at the same time providing valuable information for biological research....

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  24. April 13, 2015
    West Virginia’s spring gobbler season opens April 27, 2015

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring gobbler season opens in West Virginia Monday, April 27 and runs through Saturday, May 23. Hunters may kill only one bearded turkey per day, but they are...

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Media Contacts

DNR, Geological Survey
Hoy Murphy, Jr.
Hoy.R.Murphy@wv.gov
304-957-9365


Forestry, Miners Health Safety & Training
Leslie Smithson
Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov
304-957-9342


Development, Labor
Catherine Zacchi
Catherine.M.Zacchi@wv.gov
304-957-9340


Tourism
Andrea Bond
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov
304-957-9347


Energy, Workforce, Office of Economic Opportunity, Film Office
Courtney Sisk
Courtney.S.Sisk@wv.gov
304-957-9341