A former abandoned mine area in Cambria County was given new life Monday.
Federal, state and local officials announced the completion of a $2 million reclamation project at an abandoned mine area in South Fork.
216,000 cubic yards of the 27-acre Stineman refuse pile was removed and processed for electricity at the Seward Cogen plant.
The land was regraded and replanted.
It now includes a 1.6-mile trail that connects with the Path of the Flood Trail.
Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior said the project will benefit the area both environmentally and economically.
A sign and gate have been added to the entrance of the site which is located at 312 Maple Street in South Fork.