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Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Stone Creek Tipple Site
Lee County, Virginia

The Stone Creek Tipple Site project is a 1.5-acre site that is going to be revitalized into an outdoor classroom. It is one of approximately 70 abandoned coal loading facilities in Appalachia. These sites are not eligible for reclamation funding through the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). The community has ensured stakeholders support reuse into an outdoor classroom, negotiated with property owner, obtained a range of funding sources, conducted an environmental assessment, and outlined next steps for development.

Project Contact

Richard Davis (richard.davis@dmme.virginia.gov)
Reclamation Inspector, VA Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
(276) 523-8218

More Information

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


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