West Virginia DEP Joins Twitter


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Department of Environmental Protection is now on Twitter! DEP plans to use the social media site to share news and information with the public.

“We are very pleased to be able to use social media to showcase the steps our agency and the communities and organizations we partner with take every day to protect our water, land and air,” says DEP Secretary Randy Huffman. “Our new Twitter account is just one more way for the DEP to share with West Virginia residents our mission of promoting a healthy environment.”

DEP created its account, @DEPWV, and sent its first tweet this week. Twitter will be used to share news about the agency and the state of the environment. Followers can also expect to see facts about DEP, its programs and information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

In addition to the Twitter account, DEP has YouTube and Google+ accounts, and the following DEP programs maintain Facebook pages: Adopt-A-Highway, West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia NonPoint Source Program and Youth Environmental Program.

For more DEP news and information, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific DEP program information, connect on Facebook.


Kelley Gillenwater