Formed in 1995 by concerned conservation districts, EPCAMR represents a coalition of watershed organizations and reclamation partners. Members range from individuals, to the active anthracite mining industry and co-generation power plants, to non-profit organizations, 16 county conservation districts and other organizations in the anthracite and bituminous coal region of eastern Pennsylvania that are involved with abandoned mine reclamation issues. Counties covered by EPCAMR in NorthEastern and NorthCentral PA include: Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Carbon, Schuylkill, Columbia, Lebanon, Dauphin, Montour, and Wayne. As of the last census (2010), the population we serve equates to approximately 1 million people (938,530).
- Recent News Feed from EPCAMR’s Facebook!
- Great story that really sums up a lot of our Anthracite History that only remain... April 20, 2014 EPCAMR
- New ways to make our FaceBook posts matter..Going to have to try these!!! April 19, 2014 EPCAMR
- EPCAMR's partners to our north in Wyoming County along the Mehoopany Creek Water... April 19, 2014 EPCAMR
- EPCAMR thinks the PA DEP should be training more citizen monitors across PA to h... April 19, 2014 EPCAMR
- I believe Frank Kury was a member of the Board for my former employee many, many... April 19, 2014 EPCAMR
- Two articles in one day...We're on a roll!! ;) April 18, 2014 EPCAMR
- Some positive press from the Citizens Voice about our upcoming cleanup! ;) April 18, 2014 EPCAMR
EPCAMR is a non-profit, non-government, non-partisan organization dedicated to:
- Reducing health and safety hazards, eliminating soil erosion, improving water quality and endorsing the reclamation of abandoned mine lands to productive uses in the region, there by improving the economy.
- Promoting the spirit of cooperation among all parties with an interest in resolving abandoned mine drainage / abandoned mine land problems
- Serving as a liaison among the various governmental agencies (federal, state, and local), watershed associations, industry, and conservationists with a common goal of abandoned mine reclamation
- Encouraging the remining and reclamation of lands, streams, and resources impacted by mining
- Educating, informing, and involving the public with mine drainage and mine reclamation issues
- Seeking and acquiring available sources of funding for restoration, reclamation, education and assessment projects
- Providing assistance in developing watershed associations and coalitions interested in abandoned mine reclamation issues