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





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