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Blog WVEC April 18, 2018
Sow some wild seeds on Beech Fork State Park’s Overlook Trail April 21
Nature enthusiasts are invited to help sow wildflower seeds at Beech Fork State Park Saturday, April 21, during a hike on the Overlook Trail with Master Naturalist Fred Tackett. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 10, 2018
Kanawha State Forest Features Nature Walks on April 14
The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will host the annual Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks on April 14 at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston. The event will feature nine guided nature walks, including two that involve hands-on activities designed to help connect children with the natural environment. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 3, 2018
Make It Shine Cleanup Days
Make It Shine Cleanup Days at Beech Fork, Watoga, and North Bend State Parks, and Cabwaylingo State Forest invite volunteers to participate in your parks. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 2, 2018
April 7 – Wildflower hike at Chief Logan State Park
LOGAN, W.Va. — The 35th annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Chief Logan State Park. The popular hike commemorates local wildflower enthusiast and Logan Garden Club member, Sue Browning. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC March 24, 2018
Visit WV State Parks
To promote our state parks and to celebrate the citizens’ victory in defeating the state parks logging bill, the West Virginia Environmental Council calendar will now include outdoor events in our state parks. Please get out and enjoy your state parks! If you know of an event that is not listed, please email info@wvecouncil.org More
Issues: State parks
Legislative Updates WVEC March 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 9
On the 10th day of the legislative session, I remember thinking, “wow, this is going to be a long sixty days.” But, as with anything, time flies when you’re having fun. Today is the last day of the 2nd session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature, or “sine die.” The environmental bills we’ve been watching have either passed or died and all that’s left is to wait for the crack of the gavel at midnight. More
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Blog WVEC March 4, 2018
E-day Info
E-day tabling cancelled - click article for details. E-day! is Environmental Day at the Capitol is a WV Environmental Council tradition. This is our day to occupy, table, educate, stimulate, lobby and join folks from all over the state in the main hall of the Capitol. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. It’s time to make this legislature know what we are after. More
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Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 8
In a dramatic turn of events, SB 600 which would have allowed discounted utility rates for large industrial energy users, but would have raised residential rates, was defeated on the Senate floor on crossover. SB270 is also dead. More
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Action Alerts WVEC February 28, 2018
WV Senate rejects SB 600
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2018
Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead: Consider Recommendations to Protect Public Drinking Water
In January, West Virginia Rivers and partners delivered a letter to Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead requesting that the 2017 recommendations of the Public Water System Supply Study Commission (PWSSSC) be considered by members of the Legislature. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater