WV-DEP Names Edward Maguire II as New Environmental Advocate

by Duane Nichols on January 31, 2017

Delta Base Camp, Summit Bechtel Reserve (BSA), Mt. Hope, WV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, WV Department of Environmental Protection, January 31, 2017

Edward Maguire II Named WV-DEP Environmental Advocate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton today announced that Edward Maguire II will serve as the agency’s Environmental Advocate. He begins work on February 1st.

Since 1990, Maguire has served as the president and owner of The Highlands Group, Inc., a land broker and consulting company that specializes in the conservation of undeveloped properties in West Virginia. Most notably, Maguire served on the task force that helped secure more than 10,000 acres of land for the Summit Bechtel Reserve for the Boy Scouts of America. Maguire also recently assisted in the acquisition of more than 1,200 acres of land in the Gauley River Canyon on behalf of Young Life, an international non-denominational Christian ministry organization. Maguire also served on the board for the West Virginia Outdoor Heritage and Conservation Fund as the Conservation Committee Chairman.

The WVDEP Environmental Advocate’s Office assists citizens seeking information about the agency, helps citizens with environmental concerns, and fosters communication between the public and the agency.

“Ed Maguire has the big idea mentality that West Virginia needs right now,” said Sec. Caperton. “He has a proven track record of success working with numerous environmental and business groups, and he will be a great asset to this agency and to the citizens we serve.”

For 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 us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our 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.


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WV-DEP News January 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 31, 2017

Jake Glance Named WVDEP Acting Public Information Officer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Department of
Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin
Caperton today announced that Jake Glance will serve as the
agency’s acting public information officer.

Glance has been with the WVDEP since March of 2015 as a
Public Information Specialist. Prior to the WVDEP, Glance
served as the Communications Manager for the West Virginia
Secretary of State’s Office from 2009 to 2015. Glance also
worked as an anchor and reporter at WCHS-TV in Charleston
and WDTV-TV in Bridgeport.


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