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Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Non-Profit Organizations

Among the six demonstration projects, non-profit organizations have been instrumental in completing project activities. The following support was provided: Exit EPA Disclaimer

The Canaan Valley Institute provided facilitation support and strategic planning support to the Kelly’s Creek Communities Association. The Institute supports local efforts in stream restoration and decentralized wastewater treatment throughout the Mid-Atlantic Highlands of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Services may include group facilitation and project planning, fundraising and grant writing, applied research, mapping and remote sensing, watershed assessment and planning, project design and management, and construction supervision.

The Keystone Center has provided facilitation support to the Snake River Watershed Task Force (associated with the Pennsylvania Mine Project) for many years. They not only lead meetings, but also coordinate partners, and motivate project activities.

The Mountain Studies Institute supported the San Juan County Project by providing coordination support for the community planning process, obtaining input from the community on recreational reuse ideas and developing a concept plan that outlines reuse goals, associated project activities and potential resources.

Trout Unlimited provides coordination support to the Snake River Watershed Task Force, which is associated with the Pennsylvania Mine Project. Trout Unlimited shares its experience in cleaning up mines through the Trout Unlimited Grassroots Guide, a resource guide to assist communities in identifying mine-related problems, organizing communities, and working to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. 

 

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