AMD&ART: The Project, 1994 – 2005

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"For many years, I think we were seen as too artsy for the serious environmental and science funders and too environmental for serious arts funders. Thanks to a rich variety of adventuresome funders, we've been able to create a site that has art and environment all in the same place. We deeply appreciate that support." — T Allan Comp, Founder

This multi-disciplinary collaboration built a 35-acre site in Vintondale by gathering $800,000 in funds — and easily as much in-kind — drawn from many sources, only one of them a traditional source of AMD remediation dollars. Partners as unlikely as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Sustainable Development Program, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT), the Rockefeller Foundation and the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining are working together to fund the creation of this place. They are joined by a more than a dozen smaller funders who bring depth, diversity and greater opportunity to our efforts.

To assure long-term sustainability, the sale of our wetlands, created in partnership with Penn DOT and designed with assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Council, allowed AMD&ART to establish a trust fund in the local Community Foundation of the Allegheny's, providing funds for maintenance of the treatment system and wetlands in perpetuity — while also creating some of the richest wetland habitat in the region.

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Partners

While money makes a big difference, help does too. These Partners made the whole development and construction process possible, contributing far more in services and support than we raised in cash. The AMD&ART park is forever in their debt.

AmeriCorps VISTA
Anderson Equipment Company
Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT), an OSMVISTA initiative
BION Technologies
Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
Blacklick Valley Municipal Authority
Blacklick Valley High School
Borough of Vintondale, Pennsylvania
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center
Cambria County Conservation District
Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority
Cambria Tractor and Equipment Rental
Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
C&E Design
Civic Action Network
Denise Weber, Historian
Earthtech, Inc.
Environmental Information Services
Ghost Town Rail Trail
Hanchar's Superior Trees
Hawbaker Trucking Company
Headlands Center for the Arts
Home Depot
Hurst Media Works
Institute For Noetic Sciences
The Nanty Glo Journal
Kiski Basin Initiative
Laurel Highlands Landfill
Laurel Sand and Stone
L&M Excavating
Lowes Home Improvement
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23
Office of State Representative Sara Steelman, District 62
Office of U.S. Representative John H. Murtha, District 12
Office of Surface Mining
PBS Coals, Inc.
Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps
Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance
Ray's Strip Mine Seeding and Landscaping
RMSL, Inc.
RNS Services
Rosebud Mining Company
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Arts
Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission
Allegheny Heritage Development Corporation
Stonycreek Conemaugh River Improvement Project
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vivicon Productions
Wildlife Habitat Council

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