Friday, October 7, 2016

EPCAMR Holds Facebook Fundraiser To Support NE, NC PA Mine Reclamation Efforts

The Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation is holding a Facebook fundraiser to support its mine drainage treatment and reclamation efforts in 16 Northeast and Northcentral Pennsylvania counties.
EPCAMR has been working for over 20 years with community groups, county conservation districts, other regional non-profit groups, municipalities, reclamation-related organizations, coal companies, co-generation plants, colleges, universities, high schools, and elementary schools to support the reclamation of abandoned mine lands and rivers and streams polluted by abandoned mine drainage.
They offer grant writing assistance, technical assistance in water quality monitoring, stream restoration efforts, AMD Treatment, operation, maintenance, and repair of AMD Treatment systems, construction of AMD Treatment systems, watershed tours, conference coordination, and a myriad of outdoor and classroom environmental education experiences for often underserved coalfield communities throughout the Anthracite and Northern Bituminous Region of Pennsylvania.
The funds donated will be used to purchase educational equipment, monitoring equipment, marketing and outreach, creating awareness of the problem of polluted land and water throughout the Coal Region, field equipment, project supplies, travel, and organizational support for our staff to provide them with hours to develop projects that aren't already covered under our grants and foundation support.
Counties working with EPCAMR include: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lycoming, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming.

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