Friends of Deckers Creek applies to the Office of Surface Mining for financial assistance for cleaning up acid mine drainage. We are applying for two projects right now, and your letters of support will help our application go through.
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7. SEND IT BACK TO US! The Office of Surface Mining asks that we gather the letters of support and send them as a single package. Send it to us by any method you like:
Office of Surface Mining, Charleston Field Office
1027 Virginia Street East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Friends of Deckers Creek Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program Proposals for the Satcher Portal AMD and Blanket Drain #1 AMD Projects.
Dear Mr. Calhoun,
I am writing in support of Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC), and its mission of improving the natural qualities in the watershed.
In particular, I urge the Office of Surface Mining to award Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program funds to FODC for two projects, the Satcher Portal Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Project and the Blanket Drain #1 Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Project.
Kanes Creek has steep rocky sections that might be favored by trout, as well as a pond that might provide a location for fishing for other fish species. However, acid mine drainage prevents all these resources from holding fish at this time. The projects FODC is proposing must be accomplished in order for this stream to recover from damage caused by pre-law mining.
Please fund FODC’s WCAP proposals.