Congratulations to the winners of the
2021 Miners Give Back Award:
The SME Pittsburgh Section
This award recognizes the Pittsburgh Section's leadership and contributions to Phase One of the Remediation of the Westmoreland Coal Co.'s Abandoned South No. 2 Mine Portal Area. The project will provide an outlet to communicate the historical importance of mining in the Export, PA region. When the entire project is completed, the portal site will be identified as an area of interest on a local bike trail. The Borough intends to apply for Pennsylvania historical marker designation, a program designed to capture the memory of people, places, events, and innovations that have affected the lives of Pennsylvanians over the centuries since William Penn founded the Commonwealth. It is believed that the Pittsburgh Section's participation in this project best exemplifies the mission and spirit of the Miners Give Back Program by offering in-kind professional services, expertise and financial assistance to enable the community to safely complete the project and preserve the legacy of mining in the area.