Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA
AMD & Art Webcast
Eastern: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) & ART: Combining Science and Art
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. T. 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
To register, please visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.
Allan Comp, Director, Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team