WVDEP Announces Winning Photographers For 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The photographers whose work will appear in the 2018 Roadsides in Bloom calendar have been announced.

The free calendar, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Department of Transportation (WVDOT), includes 12 pictures of Mountain State wildflowers growing naturally along roadways or in Operation Wildflower beds planted by the Division of Highways.

The winning photographers are: Ronda Knight of St. Marys, whose picture of Goldenrod growing next to a barn in Pleasants County will be on the cover of the calendar; Ed Rehbein of Beckley; Mindy Armstrong of Monterey, Va; Rebecca Byars of Crawley; Sharon Carper of Parkersburg; Kathryn Davis of Hambleton; Pat Johnson of Mt Lookout; Michael Juratovac of Belington; Sandra Miller of Buckhannon; Alan Tucker of Buckhannon; Ann Walker of Hillsboro; and Eugene Walker of Hillsboro.

The pictures were chosen from dozens of entries submitted by photographers from West Virginia and surrounding states. West Virginia’s Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the WVDEP and the WVDOT. It includes more than 250 acres of wildflowers grown along West Virginia’s roadways.

The calendars are available here on the WVDEP website: https://apps.dep.wv.gov/reap/CalendarSignUp.cfm.

For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program, and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.

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