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United States Environmental Protection Agency
Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) & ART: Combining Science and Art
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds, Watershed Academy
Original Time/Date of Presentation:

July 18, 2007, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, EDT (17:00-19:00 GMT)

Presentation Overview:

Building constituencies across disciplinary and physical boundaries can be challenging in watershed work. A project called AMD&ART, winner of the 2005 Phoenix Award for community involvement, successfully combined both good science and art to make a difference in eastern coal country. Dr. Allan Comp, volunteer founder/director of the now-completed project, will discuss how he mobilized a community and a team of scientists, artists and VISTA volunteers to implement treatment systems that also serve as recreational sites, art parks, educational centers, and historical sites. Thanks to funding and expertise from many stakeholders, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, AmeriCorps, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of Surface Mining, EPA and others, environmental and economic degradation due to Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) has been remediated using a multi-disciplinary approach. Join us for this inspirational Webcast and learn some valuable lessons from a true leader in community-based watershed protection.

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