In accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s community involvement requirements for grant proposals, Earth Conservancy (EC), a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, located in Ashley, Luzerne County, PA, announces the availability of a draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) that has been prepared for reclamation of the site known as Bliss Bank, Phase V, located in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, PA. The ABCA summarizes environmental conditions on the site, evaluates cleanup alternatives, and describes cleanup plans.
A copy of the draft ABCA and of the draft grant proposal is available for review during business hours at EC’s offices or for download at www.earthconservancy.org, beginning on Sunday, January 6, 2019, by clicking here. Questions or comments from the public are welcomed by calling 570-823-3445 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A public meeting to discuss the draft ABCA and proposed project will be held Monday, January 14, 2019, at 9:00am, at 101 South Main Street, Ashley, PA 18706. Public comments on the draft ABCA and proposed cleanup will be accepted.
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.
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.
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.