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Van Offeren Played Key Role in Mine Cleanups

Terry Van Offeren remembers when vast stretches of Gallia County were a “moonscape,” ravaged by the effects of historic coal mining.

“I saw an aerial photo ... Read More

Rural Action

Huff Run Restoration Partnership to Host Annual Meeting, Ice Cream Social

Mineral City, Ohio — Rural Action and the Huff Run Restoration Partnership will host an annual community meeting virtually on Friday, June 25 from 6 ... Read More

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Rural Action to Offer Watershed Camp in Mineral City

Mineral City, Ohio — Rural Action will be hosting a virtual and in-person hybrid Watershed Camp for kids ages 8-12 in June. Children can learn ... Read More

Route 800 Litter Pick Up to Help Huff Run Watershed

Mineral City, Ohio — The Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership will hold a Spring Litter Pick Up on Saturday, June 5. The organization is part ... Read More

Rural Action

Mini-Grants Can Help Spark Mine Land Reclamation

Is your community near abandoned mine lands that you’d like to reclaim for economic or recreational purposes?

Apply for a Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition mini-grant that will ... Read More

Rural Action

Explore Wetlands During Spring Tour

Mineral City, OH — Join Rural Action’s Middle Tuscarawas River Watershed office for a drive-it-yourself Spring Wetland Tour on May 15.

“Wetlands serve an important role ... Read More

Get your Passport to the Outdoors with Rural Action

Athens, OH— Are you curious about the outdoors? Do you want to learn how to fish and canoe? Looking to have a fantastic day of ... Read More

Pending Legislation Would Boost Coal Communities

Congress is considering legislation that would assist coal communities as they pivot toward local, asset-based economies. This video, which features Rural Action’s Marissa Lautzenheiser, provides ... Read More

Rural Action’s Lautzenheiser Testifies on the RECLAIM Act

Rural Action Director of Northern Programs Marissa Lautzenheiser testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on March 18 in a hearing ... Read More

Proposal Would Restore Parts of Lake Erie Basin

A Rural Action proposal to restore wetlands and stream channels in the Western Lake Erie Basin to reduce phosphorus loads has been deemed “Pay for ... Read More

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