- EPCAMR Events from FacebookThis WeekHuber Colliery Sign Restoration ProjectJuly 9, 2014EPCAMREPCAMR and the Huber Breaker Preservation Society are looking for volunteers throughout the day on the 9th and 10th of July to assist us with scraping, priming, and painting the very large and heavy original Huber Colliery sign that once hung along the fence to the right of the entrance to the Huber Colliery where Paselo Logistics now occupies in Ashley, PA. The sign was donated to the Huber Breaker Preservation Society thanks to negotiations with the landowner months ago. We would like to begin the process of scraping, priming, and painting the sign that will later be constructed within the Huber Miner's Memorial Park later this Summer or into the early Fall. Wire brushes, paint brushes, paint, primer, and gloves will be provided as well as water for all volunteers who can attend throughout the day. The sign will be placed on wooden horses to make the work easier to perform. The address is 101 S. Main Street, Ashley, PA. Volunteers can park in the EPCAMR/EC Parking Lot.This MonthSpring Run Stormwater Channel Cleanout ProjectJuly 14, 2014 · 9:00 am · 12:00 pmEPCAMREPCAMR will be coordinating another streamside cleanup in the City of Wilkes-Barre, in partnership with the City and the Public Works Department who will be picking up the trash collected by EPCAMR, our volunteers, and members of the incoming 2014 Summer Freshman Class from Wilkes University. EPCAMR has assessed this section of Spring Run, along S. Empire Street that gets its clean water from Wilkes-Barre Township in Laurel Run, where the headwaters of this tributary to Solomon Creek begins. This very shallow stretch of water that is confined to a several thousand foot concrete trapezoidal stormwater channel is loaded with fish and an occasional snapping turtle. Trash will be bagged up by the volunteers and picked up by the City of Wilkes-Barre.
This section of Spring Run was recommended for a cleanup in 2012 in EPCAMR's Solomon Creek Coldwater Conservation Plan and it was also recommended that the City remove the several hundred tons of sediment that impedes the flow of Spring Run near Moyallen Street where the bridge is located adjacent to the UGI Facilities. The City maintains that they clean this area out every other year.Centralia Tour to Assess Grounds for Future EPCAMR CleanupJuly 15, 2014 · 8:30 am · 4:00 pmEPCAMREPCAMR Staff will be making a trip down to the location of PA's most historic mine fire in the Town of Centralia, PA on Tuesday morning, leaving at 8:30am to meet with recent film graduate student Joe Sapienza and friends from Drexel University, who would like to work on the coordination of a cleanup in the Town that is pretty barren right now and isolated from the world, except for a handful of residents that remain. We may have time to stop off at May's Ice-Cream for a cone or a burger at the end of Town, heading towards Ashland, and will have an opportunity to hike to the Centralia mine discharge tunnel as well as the Bast mine tunnel discharge along Big Mine Run Road. Those interested in carpooling or following us down on Tuesday morning are welcome to come, take photos, hopefully become future volunteers in the cleanup, and help EPCAMR to set the wheels in motion for a possible future historical interpretive project that we're considering for the Town, if we can get the State and the Borough leaders behind us. The site assessment for the cleanup is our first step. Hear stories from the EPCAMR Executive Director on his internship days with the PA DEP some 20 years ago, as he monitored around the Town for mine gases in one of the Churches and along the coal banks that were on fire in the Buck Mountain Vein. Get a chance to meet the Director of the short film on Centralia that has been just recently released. Hear more on a full length documentary on Centralia that Joe is beginning to work on.