The most recent Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Floating Classroom session aboard the Hiawatha Paddleboat in Williamsport (held on Tuesday, July 12) delved into the rich history of coal mining throughout our region with renowned educator, historian and musician Van Wagner offering a multi-faceted session about what it was like as a coal miner in central and northeast Pennsylvania
Meanwhile, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation Executive Director Bobby Hughes talked with participants about current efforts to remediate thousands of miles of streams impaired by acid mine drainage from a network of coal mines that were left behind by the industry.
Here is a more indepth look at this Floating Classroom session aboard the Hiawatha via an overview video by Michael Kinney:
And here are some photos from the morning's program:
Check out our remaining Floating Classroom programs scheduled for the rest of this summer by going here: http://www.middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/floating-classroom.html
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.