Culm to go, trees added at Weiser: Projects at state forest will improve scarred land

April 10, 2017 Shamokin News Item
PEC in the News

NATALIE — Earth Day will have a new meaning this year at the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest as two projects to rehabilitate areas of past mining get underway.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has hired Jeff Molesevich, of Atlas Anthracite Coal, to remove a massive culm bank along Route 54, just north of Natalie, to improve public access to the forest. In a separate project, DCNR has partnered with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) to plant 3,500 seedlings on reclaimed strip-mine land in Columbia County, between Natalie and Aristes

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