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Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Kelly’s Creek Watershed
Kanawha County, West Virginia

The Kelly’s Creek Watershed project is focused on innovatively integrating three activities: development of wastewater infrastructure, remediation of acid mine drainage, and revitalization of privately owned land into residential housing. The community outlined an action plan for moving forward with all three separate, but related activities. It has been working closely with the private land owner and county to determine how public and private funding sources can be combined to support infrastructure and housing development. The community has also been working closely with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Office of Surface Mining to identify sources of mine contamination in order to obtain remediation funding.

Project Contact

Ruth Ann Starks (kccainc@charter.net)
President, Kelly’s Creek Communities Association
(304) 595-4293

More Information

The six demonstration project challenges and associated activities are described in the Mine Scarred Lands Initiative Report.


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