Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


101 South Main StreetAshley, PA 18706 United States

Organization Information

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.


Would you recommend Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)?
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by Peter F. (November 4, 2014)
An organization that does some good and the work that you are asked to do is pretty enjoyable. Seems to have a very flexible schedule that could fit many schedules.
by Robert H. from Ashley, PA (Administrator for this Organization) (April 3, 2010)
EPCAMR is a non-profit group that seeks funds to support local community efforts by involving the local community volunteers directly in cleaning up their own areas and watersheds. EPCAMR only has a full-time staff of 2, plus seasonal interns that are doing a tremendous job of reaching out into the coalfield communities and engaging residents and students alike to assist them in making their communities a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and recreate. They need all the volunteers that they could get. They are very good at what they do and they actively participate in the efforts and don't just stand around. They truly like to get their hands dirty.
by Michael H. from Shavertown, PA (Administrator for this Organization) (April 9, 2009)
EPCAMR is really trying to make a difference in the communities impacted by historic mining. They have bee successful in not only cleaning up these illegal dump sites but making some community gardens and parks with the areas they clean up.

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