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Call For Presentations: 2020 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference June 24-25 In State College
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The planning committee for the 2020 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference is now accepting presentation proposals.  The deadline for submissions is March 1.

This year’s Conference theme is-- 2020 - A Clear Future For Reclamation-- and it will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College June 24-25.

It is being organized by the Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation and the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation and other volunteers.

The AMR Conference is the longest-running annual environmental conference in Pennsylvania focused on abandoned mine reclamation and the associated issues our communities face.

The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of information and encourages discussion between industry, watershed groups, and decision-makers that can help to further innovations in public policy, abandoned mine reclamation, and restoration of PA’s watersheds and communities.

The organizing committee is encouraging a wide range of topic submissions including but not limited to--

-- New AMD treatment system technologies, tools, and products

-- Construction case studies and lessons learned

-- Land remediation, reforestation, and reuse

-- Water quality monitoring

-- Operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of treatment systems

-- Nonprofit organization capacity issues

-- Community involvement, special events, education and outreach

-- Coal mining history and heritage preservation

-- Mapping, drones, equipment; and other helpful new technologies

-- Legislative updates and concerns at all levels of government

-- Economic redevelopment, health and safety, and quality of life topics

-- Climate Change, Energy and AMD

-- reauthorization of the federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

In the past, the Conference included topics as varied as the history of baseball in coal patch towns, prevention of lyme disease, preserving collieries, computer software designed technologies, economic benefits of reclamation, AML issues in Germany and Bolivia, the establishment and support of nonprofit organizations, and everything in between.

Submissions should be no longer than one page in length and include the presenter’s name, title, and organization.  Please also include a 1-paragraph Bio for the presenter.

Submissions and questions should be sent to Anne Daymut, WMPCAMR, by email to: anne@wpcamr.org.

Click Here for the Request for PresentationsClick Here to check out past Conference presentations.

Conference Sponsorships

Interested in becoming a Conference sponsor?  Click Here for all the details.

Questions should be directed to Anne Daymut, WPCAMR, by calling 724-664-8893 or send email to: anne@wpcamr.org.

Visit the 2020 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference for more details as they become available.

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[Posted: January 19, 2020]


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