The Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AMR) Conference’s coveted “Mayfly Award” recognizes individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of knowledge and expertise to the reclamation of abandoned mines in Pennsylvania. The mayfly was selected as the symbol for this award because its presence in a stream signifies clean water.
The tradition of giving out the “Mayfly Award” started with the 2007 Conference and the list of Awardees has grown to represents a group of distinguished individuals.
2007 – R. John Dawes & Louise Dunlap
2008 – Margaret Dunn & Russ Wagner
2009 – Dr. Robert S. Hedin, Ph. D. & Dr. Arthur Rose
2010 – J. Scott Roberts
2011 – Dave Hess
2012 – Bernard J. McGurl & Robert Eppley
2013 – Bruce Leavitt
Who will the Awardee(s) be this year? Come to the Conference to find out!
Each Mayfly Award is a unique piece of art. Our current artist is: