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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

Nominate a project for the Oddities Awards

For the AMR Conference 20th Anniversary, we would like you to nominate a project and identify a potential awardee.  Nominate a project in one (or more) of the categories including: Worst Pollution Extreme Reclamation/Remediation Extraordinary Watershed Organization Abandoned Mine Land Oddities. Submissions will be accepted up until the conference registration deadline.  The AMR Conference Committee will review the submissions …

Online Registration is OPEN

Registration Deadline is June 11th, 2018.  Please visit the Registration Page to get started. “Walk ins” (aka. attendees that do not register through this page before the registration deadline) will not be turned away, but will be charged $100 regardless of status, payment due immediately (brought to the conference) and may not be guaranteed all amenities.  Refunds will …

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 …

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  Option 2: TBA
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 & Cash Bar (TBA)
6:30—8:00 Buffet Dinner (TBA)

Thursday, June 21st – Ramada Conference Center

7:00—8:30 Registration & Light Breakfast (TBA)
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (TBA):
8:45—9:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TBA, “TBA”
Track 1 (Room TBA) Track 2 (Room TBA) Track 3 (Room TBA)
9:30—10:10 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
10:15—10:40 Break (TBA)
10:45—11:25 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
11:30—12:10 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
12:15—1:25 Lunch (TBA) & Speaker: TBA
Mayfly Award Announced & Silent Auction Ends
Track 1 (Room TBA) Track 2 (Room TBA)
1:30—2:10 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
2:15—2:55 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
3:00—3:25 Break (Room TBA)
3:30—4:10 TBA, “TBA” TBA, “TBA”
4:15—4:55 TBA, “TBA” (Room TBA)
5:00—5:30 End of Conference, Hand in your name tag & Takedown Exhibits