SEN. MANCHIN & INTERIOR SECRETARY HAALAND VISIT FORKS OF COAL
The Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center was the scene of a visit by Senator Joe Manchin and the U. S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. They were joined by the Regional Director of the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), local OSM staff, DNR Director Brett McMillion and DNR managers, and DEP officials from the Abandoned Mine Lands program.
Funding for the exhibits in the center was provided to the Forks of Coal State Natural Area Foundation (FOCF) by a grant of federal money from OSM through the DEP’s Abandoned Mine Lands office as part of their coalfields economic revitalization program. FOCF officer Art Shomo led the group on a tour of the center.
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