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artists, the AMD&ART Park, beside the Ghost Town Trail, was dedicated in 2005. Winning numerous awards, this remarkable site was a joy to visit even on a winter day. Young couples with children played in the 4-acre recreation area while we wandered past the six keystone-shaped ponds that change the orange water pouring out of mine portal No. 3 from a ph of 2.8 to 6.1 before it flows through a wetland and into Blacklick Creek. Lining the first treatment pond with limestone that pulls the iron out of the water, each successive pond filters pollutants from the water and turns them into solids that a seven-acre wetland, planted with 10,000 wetland plants and attracting wood ducks, killdeer and other birds in season, captures and retains. Furthermore, citizens rallied to plant trees in what is dubbed the Litmus Garden back in 2001. The idea was to choose native trees and shrubs that would turn the same color in autumn as the pool around which they were planted — from red to orange to yellow and, finally, to clean blue-green at the end of the treatment pools. White ash, red maple, sweet gum, black cherry, shadbush, sassafras, sugar maple, tulip poplar, big tooth aspen, American hackberry, black willow and sycamore — one thousand trees in all were planted by 150 volunteers, including former Vintondale natives who had returned to help. Those folks who bike or walk this section of the Ghost Town Trail, which is surrounded by SGL 79 except for the town of Vintondale, can stop to read the excellent signs that explain the AMD process. They can also view the ART part of the project. 54 For more information and maps of the Ghost Town Trail and the Blacklick Valley Natural Area, log onto www.indianacountyparks.org or call 724-463-8636. To learn more about AMD&ART, log onto www.amdandart.org or consult the Orion magazine website www.orionmagazine.org, and on their homepage, under the Activism/ Conservation section beneath “Find Orion Articles” on the left-hand side, look for the piece entitled “Reclaiming a Toxic Legacy Through Art and Science” by Erik Reece, or consult the November/December 2007 issue of Orion magazine. One is a 9- x 15-foot mosaic modeled on a 1923 Sanborn Insurance map of the Vinton Colliery by artist Jessica Liddell. Framing the map are 131 granite tiles, 54 of which have been laser-etched with community images, newspaper headlines and text, in addition to the word “hope” inscribed in the 26 languages spoken in Vintondale at the time. The Great Map Project is so accurate that “folks who lived in the town and worked in the mine walked up and pointed out the homes that their families had lived in for generations,” artist Liddell told writer Erik Reece in his excellent article for Orion magazine about the project. It was that article, published the month before, that persuaded us to visit Vintondale. The most affecting art piece, though, is across the trail from the Great Map. In a perfect reconstructed 6- x 12-foot Mine No. 6 Portal entrance, where miners entered the coal mine back in its heyday, are the ghostlike images of nine miners emerging from the portal during a shift change in 1938. Taken from home movie footage contributed by Vintondale resident Julius Morey, artist Anita Lucero diamondetched in polished black granite the lifesize portrait of the miners wearing head lanterns and carrying their lunch pails. From a distance, all we could see was what GAME NEWS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009
Contents
2007-08 Annual Report
Untagged Traps
Field Notes
Conservation News
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Contents
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Untagged Traps
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Crossings
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