The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs 39th Annual Conference will run from Sunday evening September 24th, through Wednesday the 27th. Registration is now open and welcome to all who have an interest in AML programs and reclamation projects.
Monday, September 25th, will have an opening plenary session, technical presentations unique to abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation, and an awards banquet honoring National Reclamation Award winners. The technical sessions provide valuable exchanges of issues specific to reclamation specialists and have helped to make the conference a great value for all who attend. The networking opportunities between state employees, federal employees, engineers, contractors and suppliers who are sure to be key components of the NAAMLP Conference.
Field trips on Tuesday, September 26th, will feature stream restoration sites, AML reclamation sites, limestone quarries that host the University of Kentucky underground blast laboratories and a tour of the Toyota Manufacturing Plant which has benefited from low electricity rates from the abundance of our Kentucky Coal.
Lexington is famous for Bluegrass Music, Thoroughbred Horses, Bourbon and Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. Tours will also be available to view horse farms, bourbon distilleries, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Track and other beautiful Bluegrass hotspots and destinations.
We look forward to hosting this year's conference and look forward to seeing you in the Commonwealth.
Bob Scott, Director KY AML