Reclaim Appalachia exists to convert mining-impacted lands in Central Appalachia into sustainable economic development sites by tapping into the resiliency and work ethic of former miners and other coalfield workers.
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We improve environmental remediation practices and policies.

In operation since 2013, Reclaim Appalachia salvages building materials from abandoned and dilapidated buildings. We hire unemployed people to reuse, resell and recycle the deconstructed materials. Thus, keeping the materials out of landfills. All proceeds from resales are put back into job training. We are reviving proud Appalachian heritage for a bright future.

We are always looking for new project sites, contact us if you have access to mining impacted lands that could be reclaimed or developed. Learn more about our work and existing project sites.

We measure success according to the triple bottom line.

 

PEOPLE

PLANET

PROFIT

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Yesterday was a great moment for the future of agriculture on post mining lands. Reclaim Appalachia, in partnership with Seppi M. USA and Linndale Equipment, demonstrated a Seppi Supersoil stone crusher implement with a Deutz 9340 TTV tractor (330 hp) on a former mountaintop mining site in Mingo County WV. It performed extremely well, converting rocky mine ground into loose fluffy soil that could easily be planted with a variety of cash crops. We hope to see this equipment find a permanent home in southern WV in the near future, and please check out this EKB News piece about the event (thanks Shelby Porter!)
ekbtv.com/technology-to-convert-mine-land-to-farm-land-demonstrated-in-mingo-county/
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yes! Magazine just posted a really nicely done article highlighting our work to transition mined lands to sustainable agriculture sites. Thanks Cat!
issues.yesmagazine.org/issue/just-transition/transition.html
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Thanks to Shelby at EKB TV for visiting our pilot agroforestry site! Here's the second of two segments that look primarily at the livestock side of the project:
www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=xFb-6t3quT0
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Thanks to Shelby at EKB TV for visiting our agroforestry site! Here's the first of two segments that look primarily at the livestock side of the project:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvCTF8-75GA&feature=player_embedded
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