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Wilkes-Barre “The Diamond City” from Nesbitt Park in Kingston – Photo courtesy of Len Benzi

The 2017 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference will be held June 21 & 22nd at the Best Western Genetti Hotel in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The Conference Planning Committee decided on the theme of “The Future of Reclamation in PA”. The conference is going to be located in the heart of the Wyoming Valley and the Northern Anthracite Coalfields. We have not been back to “The Diamond City” since our first regional conference that was held in June of 1996 at Wilkes University.

We are planning a full day tour of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys’ abandoned mine drainage (AMD) and abandoned mine reclamation (AMR) projects.

We will share success stories, present challenges and highlight economic development construction projects on abandoned mine lands. Discussions will be held on the future of abandoned mine reclamation in PA and how we are going to address the countdown to the sunset of the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Trust Fund: a fund created in 1977 by a small fee levied per ton of coal mined via the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to address economic and environmental devastation due to historic mining issues.

We anticipate hearing about the Governor’s agenda for the environment in relation to abandoned mines and reclamation. A new Federal administration will have already been set in motion. The future of coal mining directly affects the AML Trust Fund, not only in PA, but nationally. We need to continue to talk about economics, job creation potential, community revitalization, economic redevelopment opportunities, recreational opportunities, the decline of coal mining, the design and construction of mixed use industrial parks and educational opportunities for future workers (our youth) as we look to transition the Commonwealth’s degraded abandoned mine landscapes into new regional economies.

What does the future hold for abandoned mine lands in PA?

Well, our tour and presentations will highlight those benefits and give our attendees a firsthand look at progress and projects that have been made over the last few decades as well as some serious challenges in the Anthracite Region with some very large multi-colliery AMD discharges (upwards of 100 CFS, 45K GPM or 65 MGD depending on your preferred units of measure). The surrounding watersheds of Luzerne and Lackawanna County have their challenges, but they also have had opportunities that were taken to improve the local environment, land, and streams impacted by AMD.

Landscape Park in Herten, Germany where engineering marvels of past and present exist in harmony. – Photo courtesy of Michael Hewitt

We’re hoping that EPCAMR’s very own Program Manager, Michael Hewitt, will be able to have time to present over lunch on what he learned on a “once in a lifetime opportunity” tour with the Heinrich Böll Foundation around Germany’s anthracite and lignite mines to see how their economic sectors justly transitioned away from coal into more sustainable power base. The Foundation is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an organization that maintains an international network of partners of which EPCAMR is now a part of. It is sure to make an excellent photo montage presentation of the places he visited showcasing the innovative conversions of former coal industry buildings and transformation of mine lands into technical parks and recreational landscapes connecting the formerly disjointed communities, if we can relieve him from some of his more technical duties that he has maintained so often for us at previous year’s conferences.

The Pennsylvania AMR Community is a very active constituency working on mine drainage issues and supporting the reclamation of our abandoned mine lands across PA.

Given our strength in numbers, we are the ones who are taking back and reclaiming our communities in more ways than one and securing multiple sources of funding to do so and we have always appreciated the role and funding that the Commonwealth of PA has provided to support these efforts as our partner. Our ultimate goals collectively are many: clean water, reclaimed viable landscapes, sustainability, improved quality of life, job creation, local economic redevelopment opportunities out of mine-scarred lands, development of new energy sources, hydro-electric energy, geothermal energy, continued support of ARIPPA’s high-tech cogeneration plants for electrical generation and coal refuse bank removal, re-use of mine pool water to save fresh water reserves, creation of fish hatcheries, and the re-use of metal oxides for multiple markets.

These are our hopes for the future of reclamation. If we only had a crystal ball…

How we are going to get there collectively is what the Conference will discuss in the present. So, this year we are going to incorporate our ideas, successes, and partnerships into presentations and discussions that will model how the PA AMR Community can proactively address the future reclamation of PA’s abandoned mine lands, rivers, streams, and communities impacted by past mining practices.

News

Presentations

The AMR Conference Planning Committee is working on a great roster of presenters this year!  Here’s a tentative list in no particular order…

John Stefanko, Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, “The Future of Reclamation”

Keynote Address

Timothy Stahl, PA DEP, “Rebuilding Beaver Creek”

Beginning with the deep mining practices over a hundred and fifty years ago, portions of the creek were dammed, removed, diverted underground, and lost from the surface. Later strip mining altered the landscape, removed most of the streambed and stranded the water, thus eliminating the possibility of stream connectivity to points downstream.  The OSM 13(3206)101.1 – Tresckow South project located south of the Village of Tresckow, (Banks Township, Carbon County) is an opportunity to not only reclaim the abandoned mine site but to also begin to rebuild the Beaver Creek. Eliminating documented Priority 1 & 2 Health and Safety AML Features is the primary goal. In order to properly abate these features, stormwater flow must also be considered. The design conveys this flow downstream and off-site instead of infiltrating it on-site into the underground mine pool, thus the basis for a rebuilt creek.

Erica McBride, Pennsylvania Hemp Advisory Council, “Hemp for Bioremediation”

Hemp has long been known to extract heavy metals from soil. Now that Pennsylvania has enacted the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, research is commencing to prove hemp’s potential on abandoned coal mine land at a fraction of the cost of more traditional remediation methods.

Sandra Holoman, PA DEP, “Subsidence Remediation Using Structural Support Methods on BAMR Emergency Projects”

The Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (BAMR) Wilkes-Barre District Office recently completed an emergency project to remediate a non-coal mine shaft subsidence beneath the attached garage of a private residence in Chester County. In Schuylkill County, BAMR is nearing completion on another emergency project to remediate a coal mine subsidence directly behind a private residence. On both projects, BAMR collaborated with Maurice Gardner, a Mine Subsidence Insurance Investigator for the DEP’s Mine Subsidence Insurance Program to assist with designing, specifying, and overseeing the installation of the structural foundation support system for the garage at the Chester County residence and for the steel beam support for the house superstructure at the Schuylkill County residence. Maurice has experience with structural foundation support systems as well as other repair work performed under Mine Subsidence Insurance claims.

Daniel Fiscus, Frostburg Grows, “Title TBA”

Frostburg Grows is on a site that was formerly deep-mined and strip-mined for coal, used as a county dump, and most recently used to store FEMA trailers. Today, the site has been re-purposed and rejuvenated as a community-based, five-acre sustainability complex and training center.

George Ellis, ARIPPA, “Economic & Environmental Benefits of the PA Coal Refuse to Energy Industry”

In October 2016, ARIPPA released a report prepared by Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm, that analyzed the economic and environmental benefits of the 14 plants comprising PA’s coal refuse to energy industry.   His presentation will focus on the results of that study.

Mike Korb, P.E. “Making Mine Land Reclamation More of a Community Asset”

Active mine regulators require mine closure plans reclaimed to a specific post-mining land uses and abandoned mine reclamation focuses on minimizing hazards. Mine closure plans are seldom creative. This presentation will look at and discuss some of the pilot projects in progress, some past projects here and in other countries, and will touch on some “out-of-the-box” ideas for making mine closure and AML projects more sustainable and more of a community asset.

Mike Hewitt, EPCAMR, “A Tour of Germany’s Coal Fields”

Michael was one of 12 Americans that was invited to participate in the Engaging Coal Communities Tour of Berlin, Lausitz, and North Rhine-Westphalia Visitor Program hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation in November 2016. He had a terrific opportunity to see the lignite and hard coal regions of Germany and learned about their “just transition” away from fossil fuels and into renewable energy. The group had the opportunity to speak to government officials, power industry representatives, labor union representatives, local mayors, councilmen and foundation representatives about how communities, industry, and government worked together to make sure that their coal miners and mining landscapes were not left behind in the transition but were made to prosper and become centers for innovation and recreation.

Elizabeth Hughes, Earth Conservancy, “Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Recovery, ReUse, and Redevelopment”

In 1994, EC purchased the lands of the Blue Coal Corporation, which had declared bankruptcy in the mid-1970s. Generally located in the lower Wyoming Valley in Luzerne County, many of these 16,000 acres have been ignored, seen only as permanent eyesores and reminders of the past. EC, however, views these lands as an opportunity for growth, progress, and transformation. To this end, EC has devoted the last 25 years working toward environmental and economic recovery in the region through reclamation of these legacy mine lands. The proposed presentation will provide an overview of EC’s history and work, and lessons gained through its experiences.

Andy Freifeld, Temple University, “Landscape Design and Reuse Planning in Mine Reclamation”

Funding for mine land reclamation is difficult to acquire and, while the environmental benefits of reclamation are fully understood, the economic benefits of reclamation are just beginning to be appreciated. Innovations in landscape design and reuse planning can attract partnerships with lenders and investors and spur the economic development associated with reuse of abandoned mine lands. Strategies like energy development, carbon sequestration, and wetland banking can address environmental concerns, but should also preserve historical and cultural legacies in order to maximize economic gain. These environmental strategies are now being encouraged by State and Federal agencies, while the cultural legacies are more universally overlooked. This presentation will discuss the ways in which environmental design of reclamation projects could benefit both economically and environmentally by the inclusion of preservation and consideration of historical and cultural legacies of the sites, while still utilizing core environmental strategies.

Colin Lennox, Eco Islands LLC, “Metal Reclamation Units for AMD and Nutrient Cycling”

Metal Reclamations Units (MRUs) are passive, modular, scalable, rapidly deployed wetland bioreactors. The biofilm which grows upon the support matrix inside the MRUs is self-selecting and determined by the introduced pollutants and how they are attenuated throughout the treatment process. Currently, our systems function as tertiary treatment at six sites removing Mn and Al, pH<7, where residual Fe and Al are captured to below 0.35mg/L and Mn is removed at rates up to 200+grams/m2/day to achieve TMDLs (3,4). At another site, raw treatment of dissolved Fe, pH <5.5 max to 3.2> minimum, demonstrated rates up to 4kg/day of Fe captured using two MRUs Mk1.5s in series, residence 20-25 minutes, flow 280Lpm (5).

Matt MacConnell, Lehigh River Stocking Association, “Lausanne Tunnel Remediation Progress”

The Lausanne Tunnel in Jim Thorpe was installed in 1906 to dewater the coal fields in this area. The tunnel discharges about 6000 gal/min of drainage that is relatively high in iron and manganese but fortunately, the pH is relatively high and aluminum content is low. The remediation installed in 2004 was a two part passive wetland system that has been the focus of the conservation efforts by a number of conservation organizations since that time. My involvement has been to engage the local Sierra Club as well, the local trout stocking clubs and other organizations to provide funding and manpower for upgrades at the site. In 2007, two 5ft rectangular weir flow monitors were installed, one in the wetland and the other in the bypass flow, which consists of 2/3rd of the tunnel discharge flow. Pressure transducers and solar powered data loggers were installed to record both flows so that further hydrological engineering could be applied to optimize the wetland treatment while also devising a treatment plan for the bypass flow. In 2011, artesian aerators were added to the feeder pipes to improve aeration of the water entering the wetland. The aerators, however, did consume some of the available head pressure and reduced wetland feed flow so in 2014 a 3rd 14” feeder pipe was excavated and installed bringing the wetland flow rate back to the 1800 gal/min design rate. In 2016, a solar powered compressor was installed with two aerator heads added to the wetland to further boost dissolved oxygen. Iron test kits and dissolved oxygen monitors have been used to evaluate the iron removal effectiveness of the wetland and the extent of oxygen saturation. The next steps at for further improvement are the installation of cascading settling basins in the bypass flow as well as optimization of the wetland flow distribution. This presentation will feature presentation of technical flow and composition data as well as drone video of the site.

Hank Zielinski, Northhampton Generating Company, “Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation – Loomis Bank Operation”

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Coal Mining Reclamation and Enforcement presented Northampton Fuel Supply Company, Inc. (NFS) with the “Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation” National Award in September 2016 for the land reclamation at the Loomis Bank Operation off of Middle Road in Luzerne County, Hanover Township, PA. The Loomis site was an abandoned culm bank that covered over 100 acres of land. NFS started operations at the site in the late nineties and processed over a million tons of the culm material converting it to a viable fuel for power generation at Northampton Generating Company, LP’s (NGC) power plant located in Northampton, PA.

Ryan Ellis, IMCC, “Update on AML-related Legislative Activity in the New 115th Congress”


An update on AML-related legislative activity so far in 2017 and the current outlook for expected activity during the 115th Congress. Including Budget and Appropriations, The RECLAIM Act (H.R. 1731), Good Samaritan liability protections, The AML Pilot Program, and others.

Tom Clark, SRBC, “AMD Restoration Protection Through Delisting and Reclassification”

AMD treatment, AML reclamation, remining, revegetation, a lessening of acid deposition, and natural attenuation are improving stream quality throughout the coal regions of the Susquehanna River Basin. However, these improving streams, for the most part, are not being delisted from the Integrated List of Impaired Waters even though they are now quality capable. In addition, many stream segments are listed as impaired in error since necessary funding and manpower was not available at the time of assessment to define what stream segment(s) of a particular watershed is actually impaired. Consequently, entire watersheds are listed as impaired, when only certain stream segments of that watershed should be listed. In 2016, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Department of Environmental Protection enacted an effort to assess streams that have possibly improved enough for impairment delisting, correct impairment listing errors, and better define what stream segments in a particular watershed are actually impaired. These impairment delistings will help ensure the protection of these streams and, in some cases, could improve protection further through reclassification to high-quality (HQ) and exceptional value (EV).

Anne Daymut, WPCAMR, “SMCRA Reauthorization Toolkit”

With the end of the current SMCRA Title IV fee collection slated for 2021, the non-profit community in Pennsylvania has been gearing up for reauthorization efforts. Materials such as a poster, flyers, e-newsletter articles, brochure, website, and a draft of an informative video will be presented as part of an outreach toolkit. The toolkit will be adaptable for use by other states and tribes working towards the reauthorization of the fees associated with SMCRA Title IV.

Joe Pizarchik, Former Director of OSMRE, “Strategies Moving Forward”

Joe Pizarchik was the 10th Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). An Indiana County, Pennsylvania native, Joseph Pizarchik attended the Pennsylvania State University, first at the Altoona Campus and then graduating from University Park in 1979. Pizarchik was one of the authors of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Good Samaritan Act and provided counsel during the development and implementation of the Good Samaritan program. Pizarchik is also credited with helping clear the way for the sale of private mining property to the Families of Flight 93 to enable the construction of the national memorial, a project to which he remains committed.

Kathy Jeremiah, Northumberland County Planning and Development, “From AML to an Off-Highway Vehicle Facility”

The Northumberland County Commissioners holds in trust 94 parcels, or 6,500 acres, of abandoned coal land, impacted by unregulated mining practices and contained coal spoils, open strip mine pits and abandoned coal mining operation structures.   A project to turn this area into an outdoor recreation facility for off highway vehicles appealed to the Commissioners eight years ago.  The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area officially opened for business on May 17, 2014, with over 10,000 users last year utilizing the trail system.

Tour

(SOLD OUT) Option 1 – Bus Tour (Wednesday, June 21st 9AM – 5PM): A tour around the AML sites in the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys.  More info below…

Option 2 – Walking Tour/ Film Festival (Wednesday, June 21st 11AM – 5PM): A guided walk around downtown Wilkes-Barre and Coal Themed Films.  More info below…

“Self-Guided” Options – other places of interest that are nearby (within 1/2 hour radius).  More info below…

Wednesday Dinner and Thursday Conference Attendance are extra and are purchased separately.

Bus Tour (Option 1)

Boxed lunch included.  Participation limited to 40.  First come, first serve.   Some sites take a small amount of walking on relatively flat or moderate incline/decline.  The Old Forge Borehole discharge and Red Lake overlook can be accessed a short steep uneven path over the bank, probably not for folks that are unsteady on their feet, but we have planned the talk on flat ground.

Tentative Bus Tour Agenda

Leave Genetti’s @ 9AM sharp to visit the Old Forge Borehole (Union St., Old Forge), the largest mine drainage flow in the Anthracite Region at 100 cubic feet per second (53 million gallons per day) to talk about treatment ideas and investment by private dollars.  On to Harry E. Banks (601 Main St., Swoyersville) to talk about these massive waste coal piles, the plans for their removal and reclamation of the site into high end residential and business land use.  Stop at Kirby Park for lunch and a rest room.  Then on to the Solomon’s Boreholes (105 W. St. Mary’s Rd., Wilkes-Barre) to take in the ambiance of the “AMD fountain” and recent project to protect homes from a mine water backup in their basements.  On to Askam Boreholes Treatment System (Dundee Cross Rd, Wilkes-Barre or Nanticoke) where an innovative oxidization technology is in place to drop out iron and get a little boost to pH (no alkaline addition).
Walk ~500ft forth and back, Talk 30 min at Askam Boreholes Treatment System.  On to Red Lake (Cemetery Rd, Nanticoke), a 20 acre lake of AMD which might be cleaning up itself evident by wildlife frequenting the site.  Last but not least we will stop by  Benny Brewing (1429 Sans Souci Pkwy, Wilkes-Barre) to sample some local brews before returning to Genetti’s by 4PM (option for non-drinkers to skip the brewery,  go back on the bus and be back at Genetti’s by 3PM, bus will come back to Benny’s for the rest).

Tentative Bus Route

Walking Tour/ Film Festival (Option 2)

Walking tour starting at 11AM.  Lunch on your own (discounts available with your conference name tag).  Films start at 2PM back at Genetti’s.  The group will have an opportunity to discuss the films and have an afternoonn snack.

Tentative Walking Tour Agenda

A guided walk around downtown Wilkes-Barre with City Councilman Tony Brooks  a local history expert talking about architectural and historical aspects of several sites along a pre-planned route around the Diamond City.  There is a lot of coal related history to talk about in Wilkes-Barre, which itself was not undermined.  You will have the opportunity to visit Sue Hand’s “The Anthracite Miner’s and their Hallowed Grounds” Art Exhibit, the work of C. Edgar Patience in the King’s J. Carol McCormick Ministry Center Chapel which was completely carved out of Anthracite Coal.

Tentative Film Festival line-up (in no particular order)

The Knox Mine Disaster  (Trailer) – by David Brocca
Mine Fires in PA  (7 minute short) – by John Welsh
Beyond the Breaker: a Huber Breaker Documentary (Trailer) – by John Welsh
Centralia, PA’s Lost Town (90 minute feature)- by Joe Sapienza II
Restoration of the Schuylkill River (8 minute short) – by Ed Rogers
King in the Mountain (55 minute feature) – by Dave Edwards

Self Guided Options (in order by distance)

Wyoming Valley Historical and Geological Society – (~1/2 mile from Genetti’s)  The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence. Rotating exhibits emphasize events and important influences in the lives of the people of the area, using selections from the Society’s and household articles, as well as photographs and paintings. The Weathervane Gift Shop is open during the Museum’s visiting hours. Besides various attractive gifts relating to the collections, the Gift Shop offers a variety of local publications. The Museum is located at 69 S. Franklin Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre, directly behind the Osterhout Free Library.

Breaker Brewing Company – (~ 1.5 miles from Genetti’s)  Tuesday Night to Wednesday Night  Breaker Brewing will be offering a 5% DISCOUNT if you say you are affiliated with the AMR Conference.  In April of 2013 BBC opened the doors of the old St Josephs Monastery & School in Wilkes-Barre Twp (George Town) to the public with a tap and tasting room for growler fills  and soon after in the spring of 2014 they  obtained a brew pub license for pint and food sales.  They offer a full dining menu with daily features form their kitchen.  They keep 8 to 11 rotating taps flowing all the time and are always brewing up some new and exciting beers.

Seven Tubs Nature Area – (~5 miles from Genetti’s)  Recently purchased by the state and added to the Pinchot State Forest Tracts, Seven Tubs Nature Area is a 500-acre site located in Plains Township. The main feature of the area is a stream called Wheelbarrow Run that flows through a ravine where a series of large potholes or “tubs” are gouged out of the underlying bedrock. The cascade of water has attracted visitors to the site for generations. Surrounding Wheelbarrow is a forest composed of plants and animals typical of northeastern Pennsylvania. Hiking trails lead to and around the Tubs area allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse natural life and hilly terrain of the area.

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour@ McDade Park – (~ 20 miles north from Genetti’s) Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190.  Watch the sky slowly disappear.  Soon you’ve reached “the foot”. Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal, past the mule boy and the nipper, past the monkey vein and the dead chute. Listen as he explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining’s history.

Anthracite Heritage Museum @ McDade Park – (~ 20 miles north from Genetti’s) The Anthracite Heritage Museum serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates which is a non-profit community based organization.

Houdini Museum and Magic Show – (~20 miles north from Genetti’s)  A five star national venue. Full afternoon of fun for all ages for one price! A movie, a guided tour & a top professional fun hour stage magic show. The movie will repeat after the stage show. Our acts have starred on network TV including Home Box Office, NBC, CBS, ABC, History, Biography, & Travel Channels, etc., with stars like Tony Curtis, who played Houdini in the movie, Dick Van Patten, & Bill Cosby. Featured on Mysteries At The Museum, The Office, House (MD), etc.

Eckley Miners Village – ( ~ 25 miles south from Genetti’s) Eckley Miners’ Village educates the public about the story of anthracite coal mining along with patch towns and their residents through the preservation and exploration of the site and its collection. Eckley Miners’ Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates which is a non-profit community based organization.

Rickett’s Glen State Park – (~30 miles west from Genetti’s) Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Hike the Falls Trail System and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the beauty. Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan, and Columbia counties.

By no means is the is an exhaustive list of things to do within a 30 mile radius of Wilkes-Barre.  These are just some of our favorite places.  Depending on your personal interests there are many things to do and see.  Contact the Luzerne County Visitors Bureau for more…

Sponsors

The AMR Conference Committee would like to thank this year’s sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

   
 

This conference provides a forum for the dissemination of information and encourages discussion between industry, watershed groups, and decision makers that can help to further innovations in public policy, abandoned mine reclamation (AMR), remediation, and restoration of PA’s watersheds and communities impacted by abandoned mine drainage (AMD) and abandoned mine lands (AML).

Are you interested in becoming a part of the longest running Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation as we forge ahead into the future of reclamation in PA? Sponsorship at one of our convenient levels is a great way to get involved. And there are some great perks too!

Traditional Sponsorships:

Gold Sponsor – Donate $5000 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, full page ad in program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Jumbo Exhibit Area near the entrance to the heaviest traffic areas of the Conference*
3 complimentary Conference registrations (please include name of registrant(s) with payment)
1 Opportunity to make a presentation at the Conference

Silver Sponsor – Donate $1000 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, 1/2 page ad in program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Jumbo Exhibit Area near the hustle and bustle of the conference happenings*
2 complimentary conference registrations (please include name of registrant with check)
1 Opportunity to make a presentation at the Conference

Bronze Sponsor – Donate $750 or more & you will receive:

Sponsor listing (logo placement on website and placards, 1/4 page ad in program booklet, mention in press releases, opening & closing remarks)
Standard Exhibit Area near the hustle and bustle of the conference happenings*
1 complimentary conference registration (please include name of registrant with check)

*Sponsors and Exhibitors must bring their own 10′ extension cords. Please stop by the registration table at the PA AMR Conference to find out where we have reserved space for your exhibit. You may setup starting at 7AM on Thursday and please plan to take down your exhibit by no later than 5PM on Friday.

Please make checks payable to “EPCAMR”. Credit cards are also accepted through the EPCAMR Donation Portal.  You may direct questions and send payments to:

Robert E. Hughes, Executive Director
EPCAMR
101 S. Main Street
Ashley, PA 18706

Phone: (570) 371-3523
e-Mail:  rhughes@epcamr.org