Monthly Archives: April 2008

Indiana Teams Help Clean Riverbanks

April 22, 2008
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Indiana Teams Help Clean Riverbanks

Students from Bethany Christian School in Goshen, Ind., put a big dent in the litter problem along about 50 yards of riverbank in Letcher County. A group of 12 students and two chaperones visited Letcher County this week to learn about coal mining issues in Appalachia. The school sends a group here each year...

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High School Classes Build Wetlands

April 16, 2008
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High School Classes Build Wetlands

Students at Letcher County Central High School built a wetland at the school this week as part of their science curriculum. The wetlands, which is about 40 feet in diameter, is on a part of the school property where students and teachers report seeing elk, turkey and other wildlife. Rough-wing swallows and other birds...

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The Letcher County Brownfields Assessment Project

April 7, 2008
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The Letcher County Brownfields Assessment Project

The Head of Three Rivers Project partnered with the Letcher County Conservation District in 2007 to write two proposals to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for assessment of Mine-Scarred Lands Brownfields. In April, the agency awarded the district two $200,000 grants — the first MSL Brownfields grants ever competitively awarded in EPA’s Southeast Region....

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Conservation District gets $400,000 for Brownfields

April 7, 2008
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The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced two grants totalling $400,000 to the Letcher County Conservation District to assess brownfields in Letcher County. Both grants are under the agency’s Mine Scarred Lands program. One is specifically intended to study petroleum contamination at mine sites. Each grant will result in plans for redeveloping two to...

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