2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar Now Available to Order


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar is now available to order.

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 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 WVDOH. It includes more than 250 acres of wildflowers grown along West Virginia’s roadways.

“These calendars display our state’s natural beauty and the talent of the people who live here,” said WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton. “I keep one of them in my office and encourage our citizens to get one of these calendars and display it proudly, because it gives us a monthly reminder that West Virginia is without question the most beautiful of the 50 states.” 

To order a calendar, CLICK HERE, call 1-800-322-5530, or email dep.aah@wv.gov. If you call and get voicemail, please leave your name and address in the mailbox. Requests are limited to one calendar per household. West Virginia residents receive priority. 

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