Coalition makes catalytic investment in Appalachian coal mine reuse projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chelsea Barnes, New Economy Program Manager Appalachian Voices, 276-207-9636 NORTON, VA. – Furthering its commitment to innovative mine reclamation projects throughout the Appalachian region, the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition (RAC) announced its investment in five projects in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Alabama as part of its inaugural mini-grant program.  The coalition solicited […]

Restoring Appalachia through Outdoor Recreation

A recent webinar led by the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition (RAC) revealed hope for the Appalachian coalfields by depicting innovative work being done by regional organizations to revive coal-impacted lands and uplift Central Appalachia. Read more about the webinar here:

RAC issues Community Mini-Grant Request for Proposals

The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition has issued a Request for Proposals for AML mini-grants. The Coalition will award mini-grants to four projects on abandoned mine lands (AML) in Central Appalachia. The grant award will consist of $7,000 in start-up funds as well as 30 hours of project technical and planning assistance from Downstream Strategies. The grants […]

New 2019 Report – A New Horizon

The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition today issued its second report identifying innovative projects that would clean up abandoned coal mine lands in four states and give them new life as sustainable agriculture businesses, renewable energy sites or other economic ventures. The report, A New Horizon: Innovative Reclamation for a Just Transition, profiles 19 projects, which can […]