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We are putting a new spin on the conference tour and networking activities for this year’s conference. Registrants will have an option to participate in a golf outing at the Mountain View Country Club or a tour of Penn’s Cave on Thursday Afternoon (June 26, 2014). You must register separately for these outings.
Now owned by the Ramada and located just 4 miles from the Conference Center, the Mountain View Country Club offers some of the best golfing in Central Pennsylvania. Your registration fee will include green fees, a golf cart, and a box lunch. Transportation to the golf course is on your own.
Penns Cave Tour
Conference attendees who prefer less sunshine are welcome to take a ride on a boat in a cave. Penn’s Cave is America’s only all-water cavern and wildlife park. Space will be limited to 48 registrants. There is a long set of steep steps to get down to the cave and back. Please be sure that you wear sturdy shoes as not to slip and that your health permits such stair climbing. Registration fees for the tour of Penn Cave will also include a box lunch as well as round-trip transportation.
Proceeds for these two events will serve as a fundraiser for WPCAMR and EPCAMR and will help support future PA AMR Conferences. Following the afternoon activities, there will be further networking opportunities with a happy hour, silent auction, and banquet dinner where the prestigious May Fly Award will be presented to this year’s outstanding AMD watershed community member.
AMR Film Festival
If you do not wish to go on the excursions Thursday Afternoon, we will be hosting an “AMR Film Festival” for free, no pre-registration needed.
The films include:
“An Appalachian Tale” – Thesis video by David Stuart Hamby poses the question: “As we deal with consequences of the past, isn’t our own legacy something we should consider?” Historic coal mining footage fades into present day passive and active treatment of mining’s legacy.
“Centralia-America’s Lost Town” – from Joe Sapienza II
A small town is overcome by a massive underground coal fire in 1962. After many attempts to put out the fire unsuccessfully, the fire grew bigger and moved under the town. As a result hundreds of residents had to be relocated. Today, the town consists of three families who refused to leave, one Municipal building, and dozens of empty streets, sidewalks, and foundations of where buildings once stood.
“WaterWise” – The WVIA-TV Original Documentary Film Series, produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, takes viewers to some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful natural environments, to see how common people are combating the consequences of fresh water pollution.
Part 1 – “WaterWise: Preserving Western Pennsylvania’s Watersheds”
Part 2 – “WaterWise: Preserving Central Pennsylvania’s Watersheds”