DEP Mobile Aquarium
The mobile aquarium highlights partnerships between the Division of Natural Resources and the Department of
Environmental Protection in which both agencies strive to improve water quality, conserve resources, and restore
fish habitat. Although the aquarium’s primary purpose is to assist with stream surveys, it also functions as a
unique teaching tool at public events. At these events, children and adults alike can observe the diversity of fish
species native to West Virginia.
You can learn more about common fish in West Virginia by clicking the link below:
- WV Common
- Description: West Virginia’s waters are blessed with a variety of fish resources, including
178 species and 3 hybrid sport fishes distributed among 24 different families.
Requesting the Mobile Aquarium
The schedule for 2021 is being determined now.
If you are interested in having the mobile aquarium at an upcoming event, please use the contact information below
with your event details. We decide which events to
attend in January of each year. The event schedule may change, however, at the discretion of each agency. Please
keep in mind that because of its use in stream surveying and the resources required to operate it, the aquarium can
only be used at a limited number of events.
Terry Fletcher, Public Information Specialist 1
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Public Information Office
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49720