Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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Bike Walk SWV Poised for Achievement in 2020

Walking and biking are coming back in style as people are prioritizing the health of the environment and ourselves more. And Active Southern West Virginia is here for it.

For four years, Active SWV’s Bike Walk SWV program has steadily spread influence over our region. Last year boasts several mile makers including ...

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Appreciating Active SWV Volunteers 2019

Welcome to the 5th Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Appreciation Awards! Thank you to our hosts at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, live music by “One For the Road”, and the staff at Active Southern West Virginia.

Everyone at this ...

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Beckley Becoming a Bike Friendly Community

The City of Beckley applied to be recognized as a bicycle Friendly community through the League of American bicyclists.

For the past two years, Active Southern West Virginia and the Beckley Bike and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) has focused their efforts in Beckley to make the community more accommodating ...

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Town of Fayetteville WV Passes Complete Streets Policy

Congratulations Fayetteville, WV!

The Town of Fayetteville has recently joined a number of other cities around the New River Gorge region to adopt a Complete Streets policy. At special city council meeting the resolution passed; adding Fayetteville to the like of Mount Hope, Beckley, Oak Hill, and Hinton committing to increasing safe streets in our communities.

What are the benefits?

Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages ...

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New Hire: Veroinca Crosier, Program Support Specialist

The ecosystem of Active Southern West Virginia programs reaches volunteers and participants across communities, schools, local government, and workplaces. A dynamic and passionate new team member, Veronica Crosier, will support and expand the reach of these programs.

A native of Ansted, West Virginia and a ...

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August Participants of the Month- City of Beckley Police Officers

Active SWV would like to send a huge THANK YOU to the City of Beckley Police Department for their continued support of our programs. Active SWV hosts multiple physical activity programs throughout the City of Beckley each month and the City’s police participate and support our mission to increase opportunity for physical activity in city limits.

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