Congratulations to the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation for completing their 6th annual Arbor Day event last week with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the Tennessee Mining Association. The Arbor Day 2014 planting event was held on former abandoned mine land which Kopper Glo Mining, LLC has re-mined and is reclaiming using the Forestry Reclamation Approach.
Over 60 students from Clairfield and White Oak Schools and volunteers traveled to the site to plant over 1,000 bare-root seedlings of various species (including chestnut) provided by Kopper Glo Mining, LLC, the Tennessee Mining Association, and the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. Follow this link for more details and pictures of the event.
We also congratulate the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation for receiving the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) Excellence in Reforestation State Award at the annual Tennessee Mining Conference in Gatlinburg in November 2013. For more on that, visit: http://www.coalcreekaml.com/ FRAawardNov2013.htm.