Reforestation

With partners at the local, state, and federal levels, PEC’s reforestation program works to restore forests on legacy coal mines across the Commonwealth.


May 24, 2017

Somerset Daily American: Rosebud Mining receives environmental award for Cambria County project

Rosebud Mining Co., which owns coal-producing sites in both Cambria and Somerset counties, became a 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner for a three-year reclamation project.

The project, which began in August, has the Kittanning-based coal company remediating and reclaiming a 62-acre abandoned mine site in Ehrenfeld, Cambria County. Ehrenfeld is near Johnstown. The company hired nearly four dozen laid-off miners for the project, according to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

It is the first time in more than a decade that a coal company received a council award. Awards were presented Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

“It is a job that has done a lot of good,” said Davitt Woodwell, CEO and president of the council.

April 28, 2017

Podcast: Down to Earth

More than 300 northeastern Pennsylvanians turned out last weekend to help PEC and DCNR plant thousands of seedlings on former mining sites. This week’s show features voices from our Earth Day 2017 tree-planting event in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County.

Links:

Chesapeake Bay Program

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

DCNR Bureau of Forestry

Video:

A Fresh Start – Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest.

Mine Land to Forest Land – Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County.

Photos:

Earth Day 2017 Tree-Planting In Pinchot State Forest

Earth Day 2017 Tree-Planting In Weiser State Forest

 

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