West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition
Abandoned mine drainage (AMD) is the single largest source of pollution to waterways within the West Branch Susquehanna watershed. As a result of the extensive impact that AMD pollution has on the watershed, countless federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, watershed groups, and individuals have accepted the responsibility of addressing this problem. Moreover, there is growing recognition of the direct economic benefits to the region from tourism and recreation giving even greater impetus to restoration projects.
As part of a grassroots effort, approximately sixty groups consisting of watershed associations, Trout Unlimited chapters, conservation districts, municipalities and local businesses have come together to form the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition (WBSRC).
The WBSRC supports the cleanup of AMD throughout the West Branch Susquehanna watershed through the exchange of information, formulation of educational initiatives, and building of widespread public support.