Date: May 1, 2004

Mine Reclamation Awarded to Chaney Enterprises’ Mardis Mine Site

Chaney Enterprises was selected as the recipient of the 2004 Maryland Department of the Environment Reclamation Award, as well as the 2004 Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) national reclamation award for the non-coal category.

Reclamation is the process to restore the land to its original use, or to a condition supporting an approved alternative use that is always in accordance with state and local regulations. This ensures adequate land stability, drainage, vegetative cover and esthetics of the site once mining is complete. Reclaimed mine sites have been reclaimed as wetlands and parks, farmland, green spaces, housing developments and recreational facilities

Chaney Enterprises was honored for compliance to State and National regulations and processes, contemporaneous reclamation execution, drainage control, bond release for reclamation success and innovation on the Mardis Mine facility. The reclamation resulted in construction of the Renditions Golf Course. Chaney Enterprises assisted in the land use transition. The 18-hole, public golf course is located on Central Avenue in Davidsonville, MD.


An aerial view of the Mardis mine site, in the final stage of reclamation.
An aerial view of the Mardis mine site, in the final stage of reclamation.


An aerial view of the Mardis mine site, in the final stage of reclamation.
Renditions Golf Course, the result of the Mardis mine site completed reclamation.