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Lexington, Kentucky
has been chosen as the host city for the 2017 National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Annual Conference. Lexington is famous for Bluegrass Music, Thoroughbred Horses(The Horse Capital of the World), Bourbon, and Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. The conference will run from Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoon (September 24 - 27, 2017). 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. 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. Tours will also be available to majestic horse farms, bourbon distilleries, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Track, and other beautiful Bluegrass destinations.

NAAMLP 39th Annual Conference - September 24 - 27, Lexington KY


Kentucky’s 2017 AML Pilot Program granting period is now open. Application forms for project submittals may be found here​.
 Bob Scott, the Director of the KY Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, is the main point of contact for applications. He may be contacted at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601, by phone at 502-782-6761 or by e-mail at BobF.Scott@ky.gov.​


WANTED - Locations To Place Fill In Eastern Kentucky

DAML is seeking locations in eastern Kentucky to place fill material. DAML reclamation projects often generate large quantities of earth and rock suitable for fill material. DAML will generate, deliver, place, grade and revegetate the material for the landowner free of charge. All work is supervised by DAML engineering personnel who will also obtain any necessary permits. Suitable locations are previously disturbed areas, approximately one acre or larger, relatively level, outside the floodplain and void of trees. Previously mined areas are ideal. Contact Robert Cammack or Samantha Hall at 502-564-2141 if you are interested.