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OWNER PERMISSION

The Sludge Hub acquires permission to operate from its network of abandoned mine owners.

The Sludge Hub network includes private landowners, group owned parcels seeded by The Sludge Hub under an LLC, regional partner organizations, and other entities with ownership of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) and a desire for restoration.

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SITE EVALUATION

The Sludge Hub gathers baseline data and assesses site conditions on abandoned mines.

The sites in the Sludge Hub network are evaluated for a wide range of criteria such as existing flora & fauna, soil attributes, and water quality. They are likewise evaluated for Abandoned Mine Land (AML) features created by historical mining such as highwalls, underground chambers, Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) flows, spoils piles, and portals.

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PROJECT SUPPORT

Nurturing projects that reutilize and/or restore abandoned mine sites.

The Sludge Hub provides its affiliated projects with what they need to thrive: tailored conditions and a license to operate. Project participants may also receive material support such as habitations, meals, and equipment access.

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MATCHMAKING

Matching site criteria to relevant projects.

The Sludge Hub orchestrates matchmaking between restoration projects and AML sites with the appropriate conditions and features needed for the project to flourish.

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

Uniting eco-champions in the coalfields.

The Sludge Hub brings folks together through project collaborations, events, externships, and the seeding of eco-centric communities upon abandoned mines.

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