Alwood Company Wins Prestigious Award

from Ducks Unlimited and WV Coal Association


DUCKS UNLIMITED and the WV Coal Association awarded Alwood Company the prestigious “Wetlands West Virginia” award at the 28th Annual Mining Symposium held February 16, 2001 in Charleston, WV.

Alwood Company won the award for its reclamation project with the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Abandoned Mine Land program.  Judged as best in the state from over two-dozen major reclamation projects, Alwood’s work in reclaiming the Grass Run Refuse site in Lewis County was praised for quality workmanship.

Alwood completed work on the $1.5 million contract in September 2000.  Ducks Unlimited selected the 115 acre Grass Run project for this year’s award because of its significant “before & after” conversion to a renewable habitat.  Before Alwood began work, the abandoned site contained 20 acres of acidic mine water pits and large coal refuse piles.  The transformation was so stunning that the Grass Run Refuse project was the cover feature in the winter issue of Green Lands magazine, a publication of the WV Mining & Reclamation Assn.

Alwood Company, general contractors, is headquartered at Clarksburg, WV.  The firm specializes in site preparation, reclamation, horizontal boring, utility, and highway construction.  James F. Allen, IV and Spencer C. Wooddell own and manage the firm.


award ceremony 1

James F. Allen IV (left) and Spencer Wooddell (center) of Alwood Company receive Wetlands WV award from Rusty Eaton, state director of Ducks Unlimited.


award ceremony 2

Wetlands WV award ceremony, Left to right:

 Jim Baczuk, WV Dept. of Env. Protection; James F. Allen IV, Alwood Company; David Broschart, WV Dept. of Env. Protection; Ben Green, WV Coal Association; Spencer Wooddell & Ron Haymond, Alwood Company.


green lands

Thumbnail: Green Lands, Winter 2001 magazine article


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