Friday, April 9, 2021

Monongahela National Forest Issues Annual Reminder on Guidelines for Collecting Ramps

Elkins, W.Va.,– Digging and eating ramps in the spring is a traditional activity throughout Appalachia and especially in the gateway communities of Monongahela National Forest. While collecting ramps for personal use is permitted on the Forest within established limits, commercial harvesting of ramps in the Forest, including re-selling ramps collected for personal use, is not permitted. Personal use is defined as two gallons per person in possession at any one time, about the amount that fits in a typical plastic grocery bag. This equals about 180 whole plants, including roots and leaves. Individuals may not collect ramps on behalf of someone else. We encourage people who collect ramps in the Forest to follow these guidelines to ensure abundant ramps in...

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Momma Said

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Growing old is inevitable but growing up is something totally different.  Mom had that...


WVDA to Host Farm Training May 7

LAKIN, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will be hosting a Farm Training Day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Lakin State Farm. The event is tentatively scheduled to be held outdoors and social distancing will be observed. There is no cost...

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WVDNR announces trout stockings

ELKINS, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) stocked the following waters with trout during the week of March 15: Anderson Lake Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Beech Fork Tailwaters Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Buckhannon River Buffalo Fork Lake Bullskin Run Burnsville Tailwaters Cacapon Park Lakes Camp Creek Clear...

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