Misty Ridge

The LRCA is collaborating with our affiliate the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy (LVC) and JMG Construction Inc. a residential developer, to conduct a Brownfields Clean Up project on a thirty acre abandoned mine land site along the Lackawanna River in Old Forge.  Our Project is known as “Misty Ridge”.
This project is funded with Growing Greener Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Brownfields Cleanup Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  There is also private investment funding being provided by the developer and funding through a tax incremental finance district (TIF) authorized by Old Forge Borough and School District and the Lackawanna County Commissioners through the Lackawanna County Redevelopment Authority.
The goals of our Misty Ridge project are to clean up abandoned mine land problems on the site by removing coal waste piles, silt banks and culm dumps.  The overall site will be regraded. New topsoils will be installed.  A new storm water drainage system will be created and the graded areas will be seeded and planted with native trees and shrubs.  The developer has donated an eight-acre portion of the site to the Conservancy to be used for walking trails and river access.  The upland portions of the property will be developed into Misty Ridge an age preferred, 55-plus community of town homes and apartments.
As part of this project LRCA and LVC will post relevant documents and information to this section of the LRCA.  We welcome the participation of the community with these projects.  Your comments are welcome by emailing us at lrca@lrca.org

Phase I Workplan          ABCA draft          Public Meeting

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