Projects

Because the main goal of the Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA) is to protect and enhance the Schuylkill River and its tributaries, the bulk of SHA’s work is to install on the ground projects to improve water quality.  Many of these projects are treatment systems to treat abandoned mine drainage (AMD).  SHA acquires grants to build the treatment systems, which consist of ponds, wetlands, and sometimes limestone depending upon the pH of the AMD discharge.  Other watershed restoration projects include creating fish habitat, stabilizing stream banks, cleaning up illegal dumpsites, and restoring streams to keep water from entering mine pools.

 

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Tree Plantings

ARRI In April of 2011, SHA worked with Mountaintop Coal Mining and Reading Anthracite to do two Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) tree plantings. An initiative by Office of Surface Mining (OSM), the ARRI project seeks to assist the process of mine land reclamation by reducing compaction in the soil and planting trees. This helps …

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