The Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program,
in partnership with the well-defined watershed structure in the
state, WPWP's first commitment is to foster the work of small,
locally based watershed associations. Services include technical
assistance, funding development, board development assistance
David E. Hess is the former Secretary of Pennsylvania's
Department of Environmental Protection.
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation
and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the
Interior (DOI) with responsibility, in cooperation with the states
and Indian tribes, to protect citizens and the environment during
coal mining and reclamation, and to reclaim mines abandoned before
The Consortium for Scientific Assistance
to Watersheds (C-SAW) is a team of specialists who provide eligible
watershed groups or local project sponsors Program Management
and Scientific Technical Assistance through the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection's Growing Greener Program.
The service is at no cost to eligible groups.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for
Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), formed in 1995 by concerned Conservation Districts,
EPCAMR represents a coalition of Watershed organizations from
Reclamation partners, Co-Generation Plants, the Active Anthracite
Mining Industry, Regional Non-Profit Organizations, and 16 County
Conservation Districts and other cooperative organizations in
the anthracite and bituminous coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Counties covered by EPCAMR in North Eastern and North Central
PA include: Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Sullivan,
Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Carbon, Schuylkill,
Columbia, Lebanon, Dauphin, Montour, and Wayne.
The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for
Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR) works with many people - from watershed
volunteers to technical remediation experts; from local government
to state and federal agencies. Quite often, WPCAMR's efforts
expand into areas where reclamation activity is limited, creating
excitement and showing the local community that something can
be done to clean up its dead streams, and giving people hope
where in the past little existed. WPCAMR also works with industry,
high schools, colleges and universities. After all, acting on
solutions to mine drainage problems provides an educational experience
for all involved.
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