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Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Abandoned Mine Drainage

Art & AMD volunteers can help EPCAMR create and develop new ways to use our recovered iron oxide in art mediums! AMD (abandoned mine drainage) is an orange pigment called iron oxide that pollutes streams in PA. EPCAMR can remove small quantities of this product from streams and process it into an orange, red, or purple-red pigment for art.

Tasks you can help with include:

1) Iron Oxide Processing: assist with processing iron oxide for sale. If you are interested in learning about where we get the iron oxide, you can assist us with recovering it from streams as well!

2) Sample iron oxide for use in your art. EPCAMR's iron oxide comes in 3 colors (yellow-orange, red-orange, and purple-red) and can be used for painting, pottery, film photography processing, fabric dye, tie-dye, etc. The possibilities are endless! If you are interested in trying our pigment, EPCAMR will give you a sample in exchange for an art donation. We will promote your work through our website and social media.

3) Have an idea for how our iron oxide can be used? Work with EPCAMR staff to develop new ways to use iron oxide in art and create sustainable art practices!

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About Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)


101 South Main Street, Ashley, PA 18706, US

Mission Statement

The Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR) is a public non-profit. Founded in 1996, our mission is to promote and facilitate the reclamation and remediation of land and water adversely affected by past mining practices in Eastern Pennsylvania. EPCAMR specializes in restoring streams affected by abandoned mine drainage (AMD), a water pollution problem that impacts over 5,000 miles of streams in PA.


EPCAMR is a public non-profit dedicated to restoring land and streams impacted by past mining practices. EPCAMR hold community cleanups, environmental educations projects, and stream restoration projects in order to help Northeastern Pennsylvania recover from historic coal mining.

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101 South Main StreetAshley, PA 18706



  • Resource Development / Management
  • Environmental Education
  • Visual Arts


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • No time commitment
  • Some training required

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