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 DoEarth 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: On October 11th, Earth Conservancy was honored to present testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee about the role coal waste facilities play in its reclamation work. Hear from us and others about this important industry by watching the full public hearing here.
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.