Thursday, July 22, 2021

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Partner Tim Danehy Elected President Of American Society Of Reclamation Sciences

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition partner Tim Danehy has been elected President of the American Society of Reclamation Sciences (ASRS) formerly known as the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR). 

While technically elected only a one-year term as president, people elected so actually serve for three years as part of the National Executive Council: first as President-Elect, then President, and then Past President. 

Tim just recently began to serve in the volunteer position for one year as president where he will help to guide the organization, participate in a variety of technical committees, and help oversee putting on the annual conference. 

The conference, which attracts attendees from all over the world, has long focused on reclamation activities and often has a number of presentations on acid mine drainage treatment. 

Many of our SRWC participants are members of the organization, regularly attend the conferences and often provide presentations about the work that we do.

After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19, next year’s conference is expected to be held in-person in Duluth, Minnesota. 

The American Society of Reclamation Sciences (ASRS) was originally founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. 

ASRS has evolved into a professional society of international prominence, including members from 20 countries. 

Initially, ASRS focused on lands disturbed by coal mining. ASRS's professional interests now include all aspects of land reclamation and the protection and enhancement of soil and water resources regardless of the source of the disturbance. 

ASRS's mission is to represent and serve a diverse national and international community of scientists, practitioners, private industry, technicians, educators, planners, and government regulators involved in mineral extraction and the reclamation of disturbed lands. 

ASRS promotes the advancement of basic and applied reclamation science through research and technology transfer in the Society's annual meetings, workshops, published proceedings, newsletters, Reclamation Matters magazine, and the ASRS website. 

Congratulations, Tim, on your election!

For more information on programs, projects, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition website.  Follow them on FacebookClick Here to sign up to sign up for regular updates.

The Butler County-based Coalition was established in 1994 to restore land, water and wildlife resources in the Slippery Rock Watershed.


(Reprinted from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition July Catalyst newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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