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.
here to go to the Amerikohl web site.
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 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
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
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
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 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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