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The 2018 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference will be held June 20 & 21st at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in State College, PA. The Conference Planning Committee decided on the theme of “Reflections on 20 Years of Reclamation”.

Sponsors

The AMR Conference Committee would like to thank this year’s sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

David E. Hess 
Former Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection

www.PaEnvironmentalDigest.com

Bronze Sponsors:

This 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 (AMR), remediation, and restoration of PA’s watersheds and communities impacted by abandoned mine drainage (AMD) and abandoned mine lands (AML).

Are you interested in becoming a part of the longest-running Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation as we forge ahead into the future of reclamation in PA? Sponsorship at one of our convenient levels is a great way to get involved. And there are some great perks too!

TRADITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS:

Gold Sponsor – Donate $5000 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, full-page ad in the program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Jumbo Exhibit Area near the entrance to the heaviest traffic areas of the Conference*
3 complimentary Conference registrations (please include the name of registrant(s) with payment)
1 Opportunity to make a presentation at the Conference

Silver Sponsor – Donate $1000 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, 1/2 page ad in the program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Jumbo Exhibit Area near the hustle and bustle of the conference happenings*
2 complimentary conference registrations (please include the name of registrant(s) with check)
1 Opportunity to make a presentation at the Conference

Bronze Sponsor – Donate $750 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, 1/4 page ad in the program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Standard Exhibit Area near the hustle and bustle of the conference happenings*
1 complimentary conference registration (please include the name of the registrant with check)

*Sponsors and Exhibitors must bring their own 10′ extension cords. Please stop by the registration table at the PA AMR Conference to find out where we have reserved space for your exhibit. You may set up starting at 7 AM on Thursday and please plan to take down your exhibit by no later than 5 PM on Friday.

Please make checks payable to “EPCAMR”. Credit cards are also accepted through the EPCAMR Donation Portal.  You may direct questions and send payments to:

Robert E. Hughes, Executive Director
EPCAMR
101 S. Main Street
Ashley, PA 18706

Phone: (570) 371-3523
e-Mail:  rhughes@epcamr.org

News

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference is next month!

For those of you who haven’t already signed up, online registration ends Monday, June 11th for the 2018 PA AMR Conference, which will be held June 20 & 21st at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in State College, PA.  Visit our registration page to attend. You may miss your chance to go on the limited bus field tour. …

About

The Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference is the longest-running annual environmental Conference in Pennsylvania focused on abandoned mine reclamation and the associated issues our communities face. The PA AMR 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 PA AMR  Conference planning committee will host this 2-day conference which will feature not only technical presentations on Abandoned Mine Reclamation and Mine Drainage Remediation, but some non-technical community focused talks as well.  Numerous networking opportunities will be scheduled which include an exhibit hall and a tour of local sites.

Conference Planning Committee:  The Conference is planned in cooperation with many individuals and organizations throughout the coalfields of Pennsylvania.  Without their hard work and dedication year after year the Conference would simply not exist.

Program

The AMR Conference Planning Committee is working on the development of a great program this year!  This is still a DRAFT and subject to change…

Wednesday,  June 20th – Ramada Conference Center

7:00—8:00 Registration, Refreshments & Setup Exhibits (Room TBA)
 Option 1: Bus Tour
7:30—7:45 W e l c o m e (TBA): TBA
Silent Auction Starts
7:45 BOARD THE BUS.
8:00

 

 

 

4:00

Graymont Limestone Quarry
Lunch (Fisherman’s Paradise)
Fisherman’s Paradise Tour
Barrel 21
4:00 Return to Ramada (option for non-drinkers to skip the distillery,  go back on the bus and be back at Ramada by 3PM).
6:00—6:30 Free Time-Networking, Tie-Dye T-shirts & Cash Bar (Outdoor Pavillion)
6:30—8:00 Buffet Dinner (Outdoor Pavillion)

Thursday, June 21st – Ramada Conference Center

7:00—8:30 Registration & Setup Exhibits (Pre-Function Area)
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (Grand Ballroom):  Andy McAllister, WPCAMR
8:45—9:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited, “Reflecting on 20 Years of Reclamation Success”
Track 1 (Grand Ballrm.) Track 2 (Chairman’s) Track 3 (Exec. Forum)
9:30—10:10 Tim Altares, PA DEP BAMR, “PA’s Abandoned Coal Mine Fires” Rachael Grube, EPCAMR, “New Methods for Digitizing Mine Maps” Tom Gray, TetraTech Inc, “Coal and Coal Mine Wastes, a Resource for Rare Earth Elements?”
10:15—10:40 Break & Exhibits (Pre-Function Area)
10:45—11:25 Tom Clark, SRBC, “Susquehanna River Basin Mine Drainage Portal: Additions and Improvements 2018” Beth Burkhauser, IHP, “Connecting Art – Creating Solutions: a Hexagonal In-depth Inquiry into AMD” Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA, “Environmental Benefits of the Coal Refuse Industry”
11:30—12:10 Peter Smyntek, St. Vincent College, “Screen to Stream: Student Scientists explore watersheds Online & Outdoors” Robert Hughes, EPCAMR, “Funding thru PA’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit” Andy Freifeld, Temple University, “Restoring the Black Desert: A novel approach to reclamation in NEPA”
12:15—1:25 Lunch (Grand Ballroom), Anne Daymut and Robert Hughes: “A Reclamation Conversation”,
Mayfly Award Announced & Silent Auction Ends
Track 1 (Chairman’s) Track 2 (Exec. Forum)
1:30—2:10 Daniel Bochicchio, Skybernetics, “Valuable Insights from On High: Drone use in AMR”  Jacob Johnson, PSU, “Case Study to assess the cost of ARRI’s Forest Reclamation Approach”
2:15—2:55 Andrea Nerozzi, Wyoming Valley Seminary Upper School, “Developing Partnerships with Highschools” David Thomas & Donald Hedge, Broad Top Township, “Passive Treatment System Maintenance”
3:00—3:25 Break & Exhibits (Pre-Function Area)
3:30—4:10 Mike Korb, Tetra Tech Inc, “How to Give the Best Field Trip Ever”  Joe Pizarchik, “Preserving Decades for Success; A Plan for O&M Funding”
4:15—4:55 Eric. E. Cavazza, PA DEP BAMR, “The AML Pilot Program in Pennsylvania” (Grand Ballroom)
5:00—5:30 End of the conference, Hand in your name tag & Takedown exhibits