The conference will run from Sunday evening September 24th through Wednesday afternoon on the 27th. Registration is open to all who have an interest in AML programs and reclamation projects.
Monday 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 have been one of the key components of the NAAMLP Conference.
Field trips on Tuesday 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 Kentucky Coal.
Lexington is famous for Bluegrass Music, Thoroughbred Horses, Bourbon, and Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. Tours will also be available to horse farms, bourbon distilleries, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Track, and other beautiful Bluegrass destinations.
We look forward to hosting this years conference and hope everyone enjoys visiting Kentucky.
Bob Scott, Director KY AML