Tentative (subject to change and the AMR Conference Committee continues to plan)
This year, registrants will have an option to participate in event(s) on Wednesday (9am-5pm on June 22, 2016). You must register separately for the outing(s).
Following the activities, there will be further networking opportunities with a happy hour, silent auction, and banquet dinner.
A tour around… We will leave promptly at 9:15AM from the Kovalchik Convention Center.
The first stop on the tour is the incredible stream recovery of Bear Run (Sidney Rd., Glen Campbell), a tributary to the West Branch Susquehanna that the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the Indiana County Conservation District, the PA Game Commission, and many other partners have been working for over a decade. Tom Clark of SRBC will lead discussions and share his secret to success at Bear Run. Lunch will be enjoyed at Tanoma Wetlands, (Tanoma Rd., Clymer) where Cindy Rogers of Evergreen Conservancy will share some of the remarkable AMD remediation and clean energy techniques they have meshed together. Next, we will tour the admirable waste coal pile reclamation site called Ernest (PA 110, Creekside), which will be lead by Shawn Simmers of Cambria Cogen Co. Time permitting the tour will then visit the Waterworks Conservation Area (Waterworks Rd, Indiana) where Adam Cotchen and Brooke Esarey of the Indiana County Conservation District will discuss the OM&R needs of lime dosing silos. En-route presentations and discussions about the history of coal mining and how subsequent reclamation has impacted the tourism and economics of Indiana County will be lead by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Lastly (Let’s not leave out time for fun!), we hope to stop at a brewery before heading back to the Conference Center.
Space will be limited to 45 registrants. Please be sure that you wear sturdy shoes, as not to slip, and that your health permits stair climbing. Registration fees for the tour will also include round-trip transportation. Be sure to pick up your boxed lunch prior to boarding the bus.