In winter 2001 we realized that the park was soon to be completed and that we needed to emphasize the educational opportunities that we had created within the park. We asked for and, almost miraculously, received permission to use the Hungarian Reformed Church as an Environmental Education Center, leasing the building for $1 a year and promising to treat any repairs as though the structure were on the National Register of Historic Places.
In this manner, we added to the project an on-site educational component — and the opportunity to get out of the rain or cold — that included the church offices, a library of educational resources, stream monitoring and research material, a meeting area, a fully equipped kitchen, and restroom facilities. The AMD&ART Education Center hosted the AMD&ART History Symposium on July 8th, 2005, and is utilized as a community center for the Vintondale Borough Planning Commission Meetings.
Funding for this part of the Vintondale AMD&ART Remediation System came from the funding sources noted in the documents below.
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