This week, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) received the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award for reclamation work at Hanna Elementary School and the adjacent high school football field and track in Carbon County, Wyoming. The award, presented by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement, recognizes exemplary state and tribal reclamation projects that reclaim coalmine sites abandoned prior to the signing of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
The Wyoming DEQ is among five recipients of this year’s award. Other states honored were Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky, and Indiana. For videos on all of the winning activities, see here.