The Anthracite Region Independent Power Producers’ Association is again partnering with the Eastern and Western PA Coalitions for Abandoned Mine Reclamation to offer grants totaling $5,000 for local watershed reclamation projects.
The deadline for applications is June 29.
Grants of a maximum of $2,500 will be awarded to at least one eligible environmental organization or Conservation District in the Anthracite Region and one eligible environmental organization or Conservation District in the Bituminous Region.
Smaller grants are encouraged. Grant proposals should be for on-the-ground mine reclamation or mine drainage treatment projects with a completion date between August 2017 and August 2019.
Click Here for more information and the application.
The 14 power plants that make up Pennsylvania’s coal refuse to energy industry have removed and burned as fuel more than 200 million tons of refuse, improved or restored more than 1,200 miles of stream and reclaimed more than 7,000 acres of abandoned mine lands (AML) through the use of beneficial ash.(Photo: Earth Conservancy 2015 ARIPPA Mini-Grant for the Askam Borehole AMD Treatment System in Luzerne County.)
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