Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, & Enforcement (OSMRE) VISTA Program
Launched in 2002, the OSMRE/VISTA program is a partnership among the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement (OSMRE), AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), and local non-profits in Appalachia and the Inter-mountain West. These VISTA projects promote economic redevelopment, community engagement and environmental stewardship. Through this partnership, it is the mission of Stewards AmeriCorps VISTAs to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences in making their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work.
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, & Enforcement AmeriCorps Members
AmeriCorps members work with Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSMRE) on assessing the conditions of abandoned mine lands via sampling and mapping, as well as education and other watershed projects. OSMRE AmeriCorps is a year-long opportunity to engage young professionals in natural resource management while providing invaluable hands-on experience in OSMRE regulatory offices.
For questions about the OSMRE programs, please contact:
JM Aurednik, Program Coordinator