Tree planting planned for former mine site in western Ky.

PARADISE, Ky. (AP) – Community groups and the Boy Scouts are conducting a tree planting on former mine lands in western Kentucky this weekend.

The Department for Natural Resources’ Division of Abandoned Mine Lands says about 1,100 trees will be planted at the event in Muhlenberg County.

Tree seedlings will be planted on a portion of the 40-acre Andrew’s Run reclamation project near Paradise.

The Muhlenberg County 4-H, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be planting trees as part of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative.

The federal Office of Surface Mining and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are assisting in the reclamation effort.

 

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