Public-Private Partnership

Aquascape is an environmental consulting firm focusing on the design and implementation of wetlands and the reconstruction of a riparian buffer areas. They are currently constructing about 4 acres of wetlands at the Goff Station Restoration Area.  More on the Goff Station Area...
Amerikohl Mining, Inc.
Amerikohl has completed numerous passive treatment systems in Pennsylvania. Amerikohl has received over 40 reclamation awards. Passive system installations include the largest Vertical Flow Pond in the Commonwealth in 1999 for the PA Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation. Click here to go to the Amerikohl web site.
BioMost, Inc.
BioMost, Inc. is an environmental firm involved in the design, development, and installation of passive systems to treat abandoned coal mine drainage throughout Western Pennsylvania.  To date, they have been involved in the implementation of over 130 passive treatment components. Click here to go to the BioMost web site.
Quality Aggregates
Quality Aggregates Inc. currently operates several active quarries on the high-calcium Vanport limestone. They have been in the mining industry for over 50 years and has been recognized for outstanding reclamation both by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and nationally.  Currently, they are constructing several passive treatment systems at the Goff Station Restoration Area.  More on the Goff Station Area...
Working On Peoples Environmental Concerns
WOPEC specializes in mine water treatment, both active and passive. They have worked with other participants in the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition on the final design and installation of the passive systems to treat five discharges at the Goff Station Restoration Area and on other projects within the watershed.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. They are an integral part of the team in restoring our state's waterways.  By providing technical and financial assistance, the DEP has been a major factor in the development and implementation of projects throughout Pennsylvania.  Click here to go to the PA DEP web site.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is resposible for the care of Pennsylvania's valuable natural heritage and to be good stewards of the state park and state forest lands.  This broad mission requires close cooperation with individuals, private organizations, municipalities, and other governmental agencies.  Through these partnerships, a abandoned mine drainage education site has been developed at Jennings Environmental Education Center.  In addition, several passive treatment systems have been installed at Ohiopyle State Park. Click here to go to the PA DCNR web site.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission has been actively involved in the abatement of mine discharges on Game Lands throughout Western Pennsylvania.  Oxidation/retention ponds, aerobic wetlands, anoxic limestone drains, and vertical flow ponds have been installed to treat abandoned mine discharages.  By working together, these systems improve water quality and enhance wild life habitat in a cost effective manner.  Click here to go to the PGC web site.

Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
Covering 192 square miles, the Blacklick Creek Watershed is severely degraded by abandoned mine drainage.  As part of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin Alliance, the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association is helping to restore some of the worst water quality of any basin in Pennsylvania.  More on the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association...
Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition
Created in 1994, the Coalition has completed over 12 projects to treat abandoned mine drainage through a public-private partnership effort.  Combined, these systems are treating over 500 million gallons of water per year and removing 481,980 lbs/yr of acidity and 79,044 lbs/yr of iron from Slippery Rock Creek.  Click here to go to the SRWC web site.

Grove City College
Grove City College biology professor, Dr. Fred Brenner and his students, have been an on-going participant of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.  Voluntarily, Dr. Brenner and his students have been monitoring the macroinvertebrates in Seaton Creek and its tributaries (i.e., Murrin Run), the subwatershed most heavily impacted by abandoned mine drainage in the Slippery Rock Creek headwaters area.  This is a unique educational opportunity for students to personally participate in and observe the restoration of a watershed. Click here to go to the Grove City College web site.
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock University  continues to be an integral part of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.  Under the supervision of Dr. Dean DeNicola, Aquatic Biologist, students have monitored 11 points in the headwaters and one control point in the lower reaches of the watershed since before the installation of the first passive system in 1995.  Click here to go to the Slippery Rock University web site.
Westminster College
Westminster College students have begun a semester long research project at Jennings Environmental Education Center.  Through this research, students are able to contribute to the advancement of passive treatment technology.  Click here to go to the Westminster College web site.

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