<h1>The free 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (DOT), includes 12 pictures of Mountain State wildflowers growing naturally along roadways or in Operation Wildflower beds planted by the Division of Highways.<\/h1>\r\nThe pictures were chosen from dozens of entries submitted by photographers from West Virginia and surrounding states.\r\n\r\nWest Virginia\u2019s 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\u2019s roadways.\r\n\r\n\u201cThese calendars display our state\u2019s natural beauty and the talent of the people who live here,\u201d said WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton. \u201cI 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.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo order a calendar, go to http:\/\/www.dep.wv.gov\/dlr\/oer\/reap\/ow\/Pages\/default.aspx, call 1-800-322-5530, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If a person calls and gets voicemail, leave name and address in the mailbox. Requests are limited to one calendar per household. West Virginia residents receive priority.\r\n\r\nFor more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @ DEPWV on Twitter and find them on YouTube by searching \u201cEnvironment Matters.\u201d For specific information about DEP\u2019s REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program, and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.