Morris Creek: Reviving Creek for Community

Streams turned bright-orange from Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) are a common sight throughout the coalfields.  The orange is essentially iron that comes with the water flowing out of old mines and it often smothers aquatic life.  Mike King and other folks living along Morris Creek near Montgomery, WV, came together to see if they could clean up their stream.  In this report, we hear about their organization, The Morris Creek Watershed Association, their home-made AMD treatment systems, the dramatic success restoring the creek, and how they feel this work has benefited their rural community. Stream remediation projects like this could put hundreds to work and pave the way for increased tourism and other home grown businesses. 

 

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