Photo from Sheridan County Conservation District
Please respect fences and adjacent landowners by not attempting to enter the site. Environmental assessments confirm land impacted by hazardous substances and petroleum hydrocarbons, multiple areas of drums with unknown substances, and abandoned buildings with asbestos and lead-based paint. Anyone accessing the site (legally and illegal trespassers) has the potential to track contaminants to surrounding areas and/or injure themselves amid the debris.
Photo from Little Goose Multimedia
The Acme Power Plant Reclamation Project is a community effort to address environmental and safety concerns at the former Acme Power Plant. The site is a 5 acre island of debris within an otherwise open space along the Tongue River, north of Sheridan, Wyoming. The Tongue River Watershed is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and the Acme site, in particular, is an important piece of the area’s mining history.
Photo from Blase Leven, KSU TAB Program
As the project progresses, there will continue to be opportunities for community involvement. First, though, it is necessary to address the contamination and stabilize the site. In the meantime, financial contributions can be made to support reclamation efforts. While a significant portion of the funding is expected to come from state and federal programs, there are associated costs that will not be eligible.
Acme Working Group
~Sheridan County Conservation District ~ Sheridan Community Land Trust ~ The Nature Conservancy
~ Sheridan County ~ Wyoming Game and Fish Department ~ Sheridan Travel and Tourism
~Padlock Ranch ~ Montana Dakota Utilities ~ Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum
Formed in December 2017, the Acme Working Group provides input and assistance for the technical aspects of the site reclamation. As the project progresses into planning phases, the group may be expanded to include other interests.