Mining Archive

Cumberland Times-News: Students plant 2,000 trees at abandoned strip mine

High schoolers volunteer for Arbor Day project near Frostburg FROSTBURG — More than 50 local high school students volunteered Monday to help the Maryland Department of the Environment plant nearly 2,000 trees on a reclaimed strip mine near Frostburg. “It was fun,” said Zoe Watkins, an 11th-grader from the Center for Career ...Read More

Students Propel MDE’s Reclaimed Mine Project by Planting 1,700 Trees During Frostburg Event

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov Students Propel MDE’s Reclaimed Mine Project by Planting 1,700 Trees During Frostburg Event FROSTBURG, MD (April 16, 2015) – As the eager high school students bored into the rich, soft soil to plant another tree sapling Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Environment’s reclaimed mine project, located up ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and water conservation

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND WATER CONSERVATION Grants to support cleanup of Western Maryland rivers affected by “acid mine drainage,” replacement of pipes in leak-prone water system BALTIMORE, MD (Sept. 3, 2014) – The Maryland Board of ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, air, water and ...Read More
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