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The Treatment System

Litmus Garden

AMD&ART: The Project, 1994 – 2005
AMD&ART: The Project, 1994 – 2005
AMD&ART: The Project, 1994 – 2005
AMD&ART: The Project, 1994 – 2005

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As the water moves through the treatment system, it undergoes a visual transition from the red-orange AMD to the blue-green color of clean water. The Litmus Garden functions as a visual representation of this changing health of the water. Small groves or bands of thirteen native tree species were chosen for their autumn foliage colors. In the fall, the Litmus Garden trees will turn deep red around Pond 1 and grade through orange and yellow to blue-green at the end of the treatment system in Pond 6, creating a visual reflection of enhanced water quality — and a great reason for a Vintondale community fall celebration.

Funding for this part of the Vintondale AMD&ART Remediation System came from the funding sources noted in the documents below.
  • Heinz Arts Grant, 1999–2000 PDF | Word

    The big art grant that significantly opened up more possibilities beyond the Litmus Garden. Our board chair gets the credit for making this one happen.

  • USFS Rural Development Through Forestry: 2004 PDF | Word

    Planting trees in piles of waste coal is hard on trees. This grant made it possible to replant where needed, utilizing larger planting holes.

Documents are available in PDF format, viewable in the free Adobe Reader, and in Microsoft® Word format.

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