The AMR Conference Planning Committee is working on the development of a great program this year!  This is still a DRAFT and subject to change…

Wednesday,  June 21st –  Genetti’s

8:00—9:00 Registration, Refreshments & Setup Exhibits (Princess Ballroom)
 Option 1: Bus Tour  Option 2: Walking Tour/Films
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (Wilkes Room): Robert E. Hughes
Silent Auction Starts
8:45 BOARD THE BUS.  Pick up boxed lunch in Princess Ballroom.






LRCA, “Old Forge Borehole” 10:45 Walking Tour congregates at Registration Table
Swoyersville Borough, “Harry E. Banks” 11:00 Walking Tour leaves from Genetti’s
Lunch (Kirby Park)  Lunch (on your own)
EPCAMR, “Solomon’s Boreholes”
Earth Conservancy, “Askam Treatment System ” 2:00 Film Festival Starts at Genetti’s (Wilkes Room)
EPCAMR, “Red Lake” 3:30 Break (Wilkes Room)
Tour of Benny Brew Co. Film Festival Resumes (Wilkes Room)
4:00 Return to Genetti’s (option for non-drinkers to skip the brewery,  go back on the bus and be back at Genetti’s by 3PM).
6:00—6:30 Free Time-Networking & Cash Bar (Empress Ballroom)
6:30—8:00 Buffet Dinner (Empress Ballroom)

Thursday, June 22nd – Genetti’s

7:00—8:30 Registration & Light Breakfast (Princess Ballroom)
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (Empress Ballroom):
8:45—9:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: John Stefanko, PA Department of Environmental Protection, “The Future of Reclamation”
Track 1 (Empress Br.) Track 2 (Wilkes Rm.) Track 3 (Barre Rm.)
9:30—10:10 Ryan Ellis, IMCC, “Update on AML-related Legislative Activity in the New 115th Congress” Mike Korb, P.E. “Making Mine Land Reclamation More of a Community Asset” Kathy Jeremiah, Northumberland Co. Planning & Dev., “From AML to an Off-Road Vehicle Facility”
10:15—10:40 Break (Princess Ballroom)
10:45—11:25 Timothy Stahl, PA DEP, “Rebuilding Beaver Creek” Hank Zielinski, Northhampton Generating Company, “Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation: Loomis Bank Operation” Tom Clark, SRBC, “AMD Restoration Protection Through Delisting and Reclassification
11:30—12:10 Erica McBride, Pennsylvania Hemp Advisory Council, “Hemp for Bioremediation” Elizabeth Hughes, Earth Conservancy, “Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Recovery, Reuse, and Redevelopment” Anne Daymut, WPCAMR, “SMCRA Reauthorization Toolkit”
12:15—1:25 Lunch (Empress Ballroom) & Speaker: Mike Hewitt
Mayfly Award Announced & Silent Auction Ends
Track 1 (Empress Br.) Track 2 (Wilkes Rm.)
1:30—2:10 Sandra Holoman, PA DEP, “Subsidence Remediation Using Structural Support Methods on BAMR Emergency Projects” Colin Lennox, Eco Islands LLC, “Metal Reclamation Units for AMD and Nutrient Cycling”
2:15—2:55 Daniel Fiscus, Frostburg Grows, “Youth & Mine Reclamation: Leveraging Innovative
Partnerships in Appalachia”
Matt MacConnell, Lehigh River Stocking Association,
“Lausanne Tunnel Remediation Progress”
3:00—3:25 Break (Princess Ballroom)
3:30—4:10 George Ellis, ARIPPA, “Economic & Environmental Benefits of the PA Coal Refuse to Energy Industry” Andy Freifeld, Temple University, “Landscape
Design and Reuse Planning in Mine
4:15—4:55 Joe Pizarchik, Former Director of OSMRE, “Strategy Going Forward” (Empress Ballroom)
5:00—5:30 End of Conference, Hand in your name tag & Takedown Exhibits