Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Rock climbing and rappelling are fun outdoors activities, but only if they are done safely. North Bend State Park is offering “Quest” training for beginners in April.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 20, 2017
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:40:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Can you identify the murderer … after you’ve enjoyed a hearty meal? “Terror Under the Tent” is a murder mystery dinner theater to be held at North Bend State Park the evening of Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Register for Rural Water and Small Wastewater Systems Workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park March 31, 2017
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:35:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Owners of small water and wastewater utility systems can learn easy ways to assess their systems’ strengths and weaknesses during a free, full-day workshop March 31 at Twin Falls Resort State Park. The results of those assessments can then be used to develop management plans for improved operations.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to attend the annual Spring Photography Workshop at Twin Falls State Park April 7-9, 2017. The workshop teaches new skills and helps hone photography methods. The agenda covers an array of topics, from equipment and composition, to photography, natural light, people, action photography, digital imaging and computer software use. The instructors are Steve Shaluta and Steven Wayne Rotsch.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop at Blackwater Falls State Park April 7-9- 2017; Registration closes April 3
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT
DAVIS, W.Va. – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) invites women to give hunting, fishing and other outdoor interests a try with a little help from knowledgeable instructors and mentors. Registration is underway for the 2017 April 7-9 event at Blackwater Falls State Park, with a deadline of April 3. BOW is an outdoor initiative organized by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), encourages boaters to enroll in a boating education course before the kickoff of the boating season. WVDNR is participating in the “Spring Aboard” — Take A Boating Education Course national campaign through March 25, 2017.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:25:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. - The following waters were stocked the week of March 13, 2017
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:25:00 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools (AIS) State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March 25, according to Art Shomo, Program Coordinator. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Students from the following schools have qualified to participate in this year’s tournament:
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 6, 2017
Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates March 31 and April 1, 2017
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMT
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 statewide, according to Col. Jerry Jenkins, chief of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR).
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced that Joshua Toner has been chosen as the 2016 West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year. The award was announced during the Natural Resources Commission’s meeting Feb. 12, 2917, at WVDNR Headquarters in South Charleston. Officer Toner will represent WVDNR at the annual conference of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Oct. 29 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:50:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 27, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Following the example of Governor Jim Justice and other state government agencies, the Division of Natural Resources becomes the first West Virginia Department of Commerce agency to announce fleet reductions.
13th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage “Sew American Pride” Quilt Show at Blennerhassett Museum March 11-19, 2017; Entries accepted March 3 and 4
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMT
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The 13th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show is March 11-19, 2017, at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. Along with the standard categories, this year’s themed category is “Sew American Pride.”
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state to review and receive comments on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations on Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:40:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 20, 2017
Despite warm weather, the Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Races are on at Blackwater Falls State Park Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:45:00 GMT
DAVIS, W.Va. – Snow-making equipment at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County is defying the unseasonably warm weather and will make the annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Races possible as scheduled this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:00 GMT
FARMINGTON, W.Va. – Due to repairs to be completed on the Dixon Lake dam, located on the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Monongalia County, the access road to the lake is temporarily closed to vehicular use, according to Steve Rauch, Division of Natural Resources district wildlife biologist.
It’s a good weekend to take a hike at Pipestem Resort State Park Special guided hikes scheduled Feb. 24-26
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – This is a good weekend to take a hike, and it’s an especially good weekend to hike at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County, with special guided hikes scheduled for each day.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 6, 2017:
Gov. Justice appoints Stephen McDaniel to serve as director of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:10:00 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today announced the appointment of Stephen McDaniel to serve as the director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The appointment became effective Feb. 6. McDaniel replaces Bob Fala, who served as director in 2015 and 2016.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – February is “Sweethearts Month” at West Virginia State Parks. You and your special someone can enjoy a number of activities and overnight options during the month to celebrate. Reservations are required for special events. Call the parks directly or visit www.wvstateparks.com and check the “Events Calendar” option for details.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 30, 2017
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:55:00 GMT
FLATWOODS, W.Va. – Rob Tallman, Dist. 3 (east central counties) wildlife manager for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, has been selected by the West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation as the 2016 Wildlife Manager of the Year. He was presented the chapter’s "Making Tracks Award" at the annual awards banquet Jan. 14, 2017, by State Chapter President Jeff Jones.
Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017 DNR Headquarters, South Charleston, West Virginia
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, 2017, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Division of Natural Resources Headquarters, 324 Fourth Avenue, South Charleston.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMT
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The Winter Lecture Series is returning to Parkersburg’s Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History. Each Sunday in February will feature an educational program with speakers and first-person interpreters on a variety of Ohio Valley and West Virginia topics.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:45:00 GMT
FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources invites both residents and visitors alike to visit the West Virginia State Wildlife Center on Feb. 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:35:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 16, 2017:
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2018 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen. The deadline for submitting artwork is February 17, 2017.
Presentation featuring Railroads of Ritchie County scheduled at North Bend State Park, Jan. 22, 2017
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:55:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Railroad history buffs and train enthusiasts are invited to a special presentation about “The Railroads of Ritchie County” Jan. 22 at North Bend State Park. David Scott, president of the Ritchie County Historical Society, will be the lecturer about these railroad lines at 2 p.m. at North Bend State Park Lodge. The program is open to the public at no charge.
Charge your electric car at Twin Falls Resort State beginning Jan. 20, 2017 Opening ceremony at 11 a.m.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Beginning Jan. 20, you can charge your Tesla and other electric or hybrid vehicles at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens. An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m., and the public is invited. A Tesla will be onsite to demonstrate how an electric vehicle (EV) charging station works. The charging station is located at the upper parking area at the park lodge.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:20:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 9, 2017:
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section. This year’s total harvest was 19 percent below the 2015 deer harvest of 138,493 and 15 percent below the five-year average of 132,466.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:25:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 3, 2017
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:35:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for 2017 are invited to attend Pipestem Resort State Park’s Gift Buyers Marketplace Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2017.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park is offering a three-day lifeguard training course Jan. 20 - 22, 2017. The classes will be conducted in the McKeever Lodge indoor pool. Class times will be held 5:30 - 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday; and conclude at 7 p.m. Sunday. The class is limited to 15-20 individuals. Preregistration is required. The course cost of $200 per person includes classes and materials. Overnight accommodation is available at McKeever Lodge or state park cabins.
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