NOTICE:  Earth Conservancy is accepting proposals for engineering plans for the Espy Run Segment A Stream Restoration and Bliss Bank Phase II Reclamation projects, located in Hanover Township, Newport Township, and the City of Nanticoke in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.   The project will restore approximately 1,000 feet of impacted stream and reclaim 68± acres of adjacent former mine lands.

Proposals are due by noon on Friday, September 30, 2016.  Further details may be found here in the Request for Proposals.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and, as a matter of policy, encourage the participation of Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

Should you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Mike Dziak at 570.823.3445.

Welcome to Earth Conservancy!

Welcome to Earth Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to address the impacts of past coalmining operations in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Our work centers on the former holdings of the Blue Coal Corporation, which total nearly 16,500 acres.

Explore our website to learn more about our mission, history, and projects. Through the reclamation, restoration, and redevelopment of these mine-scarred sites and impacted watersheds, we hope to contribute to the economic and environmental revitalization of the Wyoming Valley.

What We Do

Earth Conservancy’s primary work is reclamation.  We believe through reclamation, both environmental restoration and economic revitalization can occur.  In the last 20 years, nearly 2,000 acres of mine-scarred lands have been reclaimed and now are available for – or are already in – constructive use.  We also are proud of our efforts to mitigate the damage of acid mine drainage in local watersheds.  All of our projects trace back to EC’s overarching plan, one that seeks a more livable community now, and clears the way for positive, progressive change for future generations.


Video Spotlight:  In June, Senator John T. Yudichak (D-14) invited Earth Conservancy to discuss its recent mineland reclamation and watershed restoration work.  His conversations with EC’s President and CEO, Mike Dziak, are available here as part of the Pennsylvania Report series.

Earth Conservancy was honored to be featured as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 Brownfields Success Story.  Read about our ongoing partnership with the agency for abandoned mineland reclamation here.

For an excellent overview of EC’s work and its impact on the environment and economics of the South Wyoming Valley, check out our newly updated report, available here.

Current Projects

Whether it’s land reclamation or watershed restoration, Earth Conservancy is always in the midst of a project, continuously working to improve our local environment and revitalize the region.

Land for Sale

Earth Conservancy lands span a range of locations and zoning types across Luzerne County’s lower Wyoming Valley, and we have many parcels for sale.  Interested?  Take a look at what’s available.

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