Join your colleagues with ISPFMRA to explore and discover the heart of Illinois’ Coal Country! Spend two days learning about coal mining, how coal mining is taught, its impact on the area economy, the effects of long-wall mining, and the future of the industry. Also visit with representatives from the Illinois DNR’s Mines and Minerals Office, who oversee coal mining operations in the state. Stop at the Prairie States power plant in Washington, IL, and visit Rend Lake College, where they teach coal mining operations.
We’ll be headquartered out of the Seasons Lodge at Rend Lake Golf Resort. The tour is set for August 17 and 18, and advanced registration is required. You can get more details here: