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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”.

Call for Presentations

The Conference committee is now requesting proposals for presentations.

We encourage 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, reuse
  • Water quality monitoring and treatment system maintenance
  • Non-profit 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

In the past, we have had such varied topics as the history of baseball in coal patch towns, to the prevention of lyme disease, to preserving collieries, to computer software designed to estimate the required size of an AMD treatment system, to the reauthorization of the collection fees associated with SMCRA, to designing soccer fields on AML sites, to providing construction jobs in AML-impacted communities, to AML issues in Germany and Bolivia, to the establishment and support of non-profit organizations, and everything in between. If your topic can be related to what our community does, we would love to consider it for our 20th annual conference!

Submissions and questions should be emailed to Anne Daymut at anne@wpcamr.org by March 1, 2018.

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.

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Reflections on 20 Years of Reclamation

With a theme of “Reflections on 20 Years of Reclamation,” our 20th Anniversary Conference will celebrate our community’s success over the last two decades and develop a wish list of accomplishments for the future. Presentations offered at the conference are sure to include the latest AMD treatment system technologies, current legislative concerns, and case studies …

Contact

The PA AMR Conference Planning Committee is currently in the process of planning for the 2018 conference.

Please consider becoming a part of the longest-running Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation with a sponsorship at one of our convenient levels. Each sponsorship level has great perks too!

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

  • Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, full-page ad in 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 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 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 registrants 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 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 registrant with check)

Please make checks payable to “EPCAMR”. Credit cards are also accepted through the EPCAMR Donation Portal via PayPal.

You may direct questions to  Robert Hughes at rhughes@epcamr.org and send payments to:

EPCAMR, 101 S. Main Street, Ashley, PA 18706