EPCAMR Welcomes New Watershed Outreach Intern, Gavin Pellitteri, for Spring 2016

EPCAMR welcomes our Spring 2016 Intern, Gavin Pellitteri! Originally from San Diego, CA, his family now resides in Bloomsburg, PA. Gavin attended Roanoke College in Virginia, majoring in Environmental Science and playing for their baseball team. His degree is focused in Ecology, Sustainability and Permaculture; and he has field experience,…

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2016 ARIPPA Award Request for Proposals and Other News from the Waste Coal Industry

Apply now for the $5,000 ARIPPA AML/AMD Award.  EPCAMR and WPCAMR have partnered with the Anthracite Region Independent Power Producer’s Association (ARIPPA) to offer a competitive award to watershed organizations working on Abandoned Mine Land (AML) and/or Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) remediation projects. Grants at a maximum of $2,500 will be…

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Remembering Some Volunteers Who Helped Out In Years Past

High School Student Volunteer Dawson Hughes Greater Nanticoke Area High School Dawson is the oldest son of the Executive Director.  He has helped out since he was 8 years old! ___________________________________________________________________________ Clerical and Field Assistant Volunteer Becca Lindner Wilkes-Barre, PA Becca was always willing to help with tasks from the…

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Environmental Good Samaritan Legislation and Funding

Two bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, related to “Environmental Good Samaritan Legislation”: H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), To authorize for a 7-year period of the collection of claim location and maintenance fees, and for other purposes; Also known as the ‘‘Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance…

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EPCAMR Interns create “Macros on Ice” to compliment EPCAMR Environmental Education Programs

Watershed Outreach Interns, Mallory Pinkowksi and Haley Giannone, are creating an updated collection of macro invertebrates for the EPCAMR “Peek-A-Bug” collection. This collection has been used in our outdoor environmental education programs for the last 12 years. They were originally collected and preserved by former Watershed Outreach Intern, Teresa Genna,…

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EPCAMR Awarded PennEast Community Connector Grant to Develop Underground Mine Map Prints for Wyoming Valley Municipalities

The PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, out of Wyomissing, PA, awarded EPCAMR a $5,000 grant through the Community Connector Grant Program based on our recent application for funding to conduct a Wyoming Valley Underground Mine Mapping Education and Outreach Program for local municipalities, focusing on those downstream of the proposed pipeline project.…

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