EXPLORING FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORRIS RUN

Federal funding has been approved for pilot programs that address AMD remediation and that also have an economic component to spur economic development. We are working with the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, the Bureau of Forestry, and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission as well as various other government entities to develop a treatment plan for Morris Run and Coal Creek that will meet these Federal funding guidelines. The recently completed Morris Run AMD Restoration Plan will be used as a conceptual guide. Additional information for Coal Creek will be gathered and options explored to determine the best and most cost-effective way to address the treatment of these two tributaries. Information regarding how to approach the restoration of Morris Run and Coal Creek should be better defined by the end of 2018.