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Wonderful West Virginia magazine wins national award September issue features The Nature Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary, JFK Returns to West Virginia, Foliage Hotspots and Autumn Orchids
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wonderful West Virginia magazine won a third place national award at the annual conference of the Association for Conservation Information, held July 8-12, 2013, in Midway, Utah. The award was in the category of Magazine: Wildlife Article, for the article titled "The Search for Aquatic Turtles" written by Scott Shalaway, published in the June 2012 issue and available for reading on the magazine’s website at http://tinyurl.com/lat3w9w.
That same award-winning quality is available in the September 2013 issue. The cover shows a spectacular sunrise over fog-enshrouded Dolly Sods in a photo taken by Frank Ceravalo, who also provides this issue’s photo gallery. Articles include:
Preserving Cave Mountain
Thanks to a conservation-minded family, this prized peak in Pendleton and Grant counties, with its rare habitats and spectacular vistas, has been preserved for future generations.
A Golden History: The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia Part 1
For 50 years, this international conservation organization has been committed to protecting land and water in the Mountain State, where plant and animal diversity is exceptional.
Autumn Orchid: Ladies’ Tresses
This fall, look for these lovely members of the Spiranthes plant group, with spiraling blooms that resemble a braid of hair.
Pursuing Autumn’s Splendor
Here are tips for planning a fall leaf peeper trip as well as for capturing great photographs.
West Virginia’s Centennial: A Hero Returns
In 1963, West Virginia’s 100th birthday, a young and charismatic President John F. Kennedy made good on a promise to return to the state that helped him get elected in 1960 and for whose people he held such great hope and potential.
Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of history and outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com.
A one-year subscription to the print version is $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues. Gift subscriptions also are available.
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