Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation

RECLAIM ABANDONED MINE LANDS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS TODAY, FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT TOMORROW!

aka EPCAMR   |   Ashley, PA   |  http://www.epcamr.org

Mission

The general purpose of the organization [EPCAMR] is to encourage the reclamation and redevelopment of land affected by past mining practices. This includes reducing hazards to health and safety, eliminating soil erosion, improving water quality, and returning land affected by past mining practices to productive use, thereby improving the economy of the region.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are recently completed our Strategic Plan with a 2020 Update that will help us guide our Board and Staff over the next decade.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Mr. Robert E. Hughes Mr.

Main address

101 South Main Street

Ashley, PA 18706 USA

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EIN

23-2859500

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (C02)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

EPCAMR Conservation District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Coordination

EPCAMR administers the PA DEP Section 319 Grant on behalf of all of the sponsoring Conservation Districts in its 16 county coverage area in the Anthracite Region in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Semi-Anthracite and certain Bituminous Coalfields in North Central Pennsylvania. This funding which stems from the Clean Water Act greatly enhances, and allows for the EPCAMR Program staff (Executive Director and Program Manager) to address abandoned mine land (AML) problems and solutions including reclamation to improve local economies that are depressed from historical mining impacts.

Formerly this grant was hosted by the Schuylkill Conservation District from 1997-2001, then the Luzerne Conservation District from 2001-2009, and since 2009 EPCAMR, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Conservation Districts in Northeastern PA fully support the EPCAMR Program and nominate experienced volunteer leaders to the board of EPCAMR to direct the program.

EPCAMR Program Staff maintain and continue to build strong working relationships
state-wide, with local, state and federal governments and officials, as well as other regional non-profit organizations, schools, and universities to support abandoned mine reclamation in Pennsylvania.

The EPCAMR Program Staff provides education, outreach, and technical support to our constituents, and the general public working on environmental issues to expand and enhance the "watershed approach" to water management, assessment, restoration, and protection of natural resources. The EPCAMR Program Staff regularly monitor water quality, quantity, and aquatic habitat problems caused by abandoned mine drainage (AMD) as well as treatment systems which remediate this type of stream pollution.

The EPCAMR Program Staff have filled a much needed gap related to AMD remediation efforts, rivers conservation, watershed assessments and implementation planning in mining impacted watersheds which state and federal government admits they cannot effectively accomplish on a local level. We have provided support to redevelop and reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML), provide technical assistance, education and outreach programs, community development, project coordination, and project management to professionaly support projects in the Anthracite and for the last 13 years and is only mirrored by its counterpart sister
organization in Western PA, WPCAMR.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Working with the PA Department of Environmental Protection's Mine Subsidence Insurance program to scan, georeference and digitize underground mine maps. The maps are placed on the PASDA sever where they can be accessed by the general public. The maps help determine if a property is undermined and an owner should consider mine subsidence insurance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Clean Community Awards Program 2003

PA Resources Council & PA Department of Environmental Protection

Theodore "Ted" G. Daniels Community Development 2007

NEPA Alliance & NEPA Nonprofit Community Assistance Center

Chevron Conservation Award 2006

Chevron Corporation

William W. Jeanes, Sr. Award for Environmental Excellence 2009

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Jefferson Award for Community Service 2005

American Institute for Public Service

Outstanding Community Partnership Award 2019

Interdependence Hexagon Project

Community Award for 3D Mine Pool Mapping of Underground Anthracite Mines 2012

Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center

Conservation Organization of the Year 2002

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

Karl Mason Award 2005

Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals

Watershed Mini Grant Winner 2016

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy & Dominion

Watershed Mini Grant Winner 2010

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy & Dominion

Community Award for Solar Powered Mobile Kiln for Processing and Recycling Oxides from AMD 2015

Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center

Lackawanna River Stewardship Award 2002

Lackawanna River Corridor Association

Affiliations & memberships

American Rivers 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults

Related Program

EPCAMR Conservation District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Coordination

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

www.treatminewater.com

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers involved in school-wide decisions about student learning

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

EPCAMR Conservation District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Coordination

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients placed in internships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

EPCAMR Conservation District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Coordination

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

EPCAMR sponsors unpaid and paid internships for students from local colleges. We work with colleges to allow students to get credit for their volunteer work and students get on-the-job training.

Number of educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

EPCAMR Conservation District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Coordination

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of multi-year contracts received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President Joe Simons

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Term: 2019 - 2022

Bernard McGurl

Lackawanna River Conservation Association

Christine Haldeman

Alfred E. Benesch & Co.

Cheryl Brobst

Catawissa Creek Watershed Association

Edward Wytovich

Catawissa Creek Restoration Association

Mike Korb

TetraTech

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/23/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.