Hazleton Area Partners Look to Increase Recreation and Cultural Tourism with Help from $2 Million DEP Coal Mine Cleanup

Project Is Part of Abandoned Mine Pilot Program Focused on Community and Economic Development Potential Local, state, and federal partners and supporters gathered at Eckley Miners’ Village today as Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced $2 million in funding for the cleanup of a 62-acre abandoned coal mine property. The project will enable the community’s planned extension of a popular bike path to thehistorical mining village and other area improvements. […]