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  1. 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 vendors, numerous bands, bike show, Miss Rally in the Valley contest, bike games, and Bikini Bike Wash! Call 304-235-5240 or 606-625-6850, visit...

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  2. April 2, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Apr. 14 – Apr. 27

    Annual Spring Bird Walk #1: Apr. 19, Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont Meet at the visitor’s center at 8 a.m. to celebrate the joys of spring with a Saturday morning bird walk. The staff of the West Virginia Department Resources will lead the public on this annual rite of passage. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. For additional information, visit http:...

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  3. March 21, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Mar. 31 – Apr. 13

    "Magic Beans & Beanstalks" Traveling Exhibit: Now until May 5, Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley, Wheeling This hands-on exhibit, with a 10-foot-tall beanstalk, encourages children to plant their own seeds, learn about the importance of sun for vegetation, and discover why leaves change colors. The learning objectives of this exhibit are in compliance with the West Virginia...

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News Releases
  1. 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.   ...

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  2. 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) ...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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,...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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,...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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.        ...

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  13. April 9, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas

    Summer jobs can be career builders         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for...

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  14. April 9, 2014
    Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, W.Va. Registration begins at 8:30...

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  15. April 8, 2014
    Global gathering of professional trail builders provides new trails and sound development education at Stonewall Resort

    Nearly 300 people from seven countries and 44 states got some hands-on experience with planning and building trails during the Professional Trail Builder Association conference held recently at...

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  16. April 8, 2014
    Discounted mid-week cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Quiet. It is a commodity sometimes difficult to find in the 21st century, but in select West Virginia State Parks and Forests with cabins, there is a kind...

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  17. April 7, 2014
    International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Pipestem Resort State Park, the International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), and Backwoods Bowhunters of Princeton, W.Va., are teaming to conduct the IBO Spring...

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  18. April 4, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest feature Owls as April Bird of the Month

    The Great Horned Owl. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.         CHARLESTON, W.Va. - “Who Gives a Hoot? Finding Owls” is the title for April...

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  19. April 4, 2014
    Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014

    Stonewall Jackson Lake. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     ROANOKE, W.Va. - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season...

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  20. April 4, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Run Lake Blackwater River Buckhannon River Bullskin Run Burnsville...

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  21. April 3, 2014
    Tygart Lake State Park’s swimming beach area is reopening in 2014

    The swimming beach at Tygart Lake State Park will reopen after six years beginning May 24, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     GRAFTON, W.Va. - ...

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  22. April 3, 2014
    Archery in the Schools Training July 8-9 at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Nearly 90,000 West Virginia students have participated in the Archery in the Schools Program since it began in 2004. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. (Registration...

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  23. April 2, 2014
    What’s the word? Birding in West Virginia

    Many migratory birds such as this Cerulean Warbler can be seen during guided bird walks in West Virginia state parks in the spring. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. ...

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  24. April 1, 2014
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates April 11 or April 12, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open...

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  25. March 28, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 24-28, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 24, 2014:   Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake ...

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Jacqueline Proctor

Jacqueline Proctor
Deputy Commissioner/
Communications Director

Jacqueline.A.Proctor@wv.gov
304-957-9347


Andrea Bond

Andrea Bond
Public Information Officer
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov
304-957-9347
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