Announcing the 35th Annual Meeting of the
American Society of Mining & Reclamation

The Gateway to Land Reclamation

June 2-7, 2018
The Airport Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

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Request for Help: Boy Scout Jamboree Volunteers for Mining in Society Merit Badge

As you may know, SME partnered with Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and successfully launched the Mining in Society Merit Badge in 2014. We need help continuing to educate Scouts and creating interest in the mining sector and related industries. In July 2017 the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia is hosting 50,000+ Scouts, Venturers and leaders from around the nation and SME has the honor to participate with a Mining in Society merit badge booth. The Jamboree happens every four years, so it is a huge event. We need help in two areas: Volunteers and financial donations.

To successfully participate in this amazing event, $40,000 is needed to cover costs. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and can be given by the following ways:

Click here for Crowdrise

Or mail to:

SME Foundation
Ref: BSA Jamboree, AnnMarie Estrada
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112-4167

Since SME Foundation is a non-profit organization, your contribution will receive a tax receipt. Larger donations ($5,000 and greater) will be recognized with signage at the booth and on staff apparel where possible.

At least 10 volunteers are still needed to staff the following sessions:
Full Session: July 15-29
Session 1: July 15-22
Session 2: July 22-29
Summit Bechtel Reserve

Some on-line training and a physical fitness test is required.

For more information: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/

To help with council location and registration. http://www.scouting.org/LocalCouncilLocator.aspx

Please let us know if you have any questions. If you are unable to participate, we would appreciate you forwarding this information to someone whom you think might be able to help.

Thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

Ginger L. Hustrulid
Steve Gardner, PE, SME-RM

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What is ASMR?

The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) was founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. ASMR has evolved into a professional society of international prominence, including members from 20 countries. Initially ASMR focused on lands disturbed by coal mining. ASMR's professional interests now include all aspects of land reclamation and the protection and enhancement of soil and water resources regardless of the source of the disturbance.

Mission Statement

ASMR's mission is to represent and serve a diverse national and international community of scientists, practitioners, private industry, technicians, educators, planners, and government regulators involved in mineral extraction and the reclamation of disturbed lands. ASMR promotes the advancement of basic and applied reclamation science through research and technology transfer in the Society's annual meetings, workshops, published proceedings, newsletters, Reclamation Matters magazine, and the ASMR web site.

ASMR is a 501 (C)(3) organization. Requests for financial information should be directed to the Executive Secretary, Dr. Robert Darmody.