NEWS RELEASES

EMPLOYEES COMMITTED TO LONG TERM HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

As part of the reclamation process, Vulcan actively develops and enhances wildlife habitats at many of its quarries. One example of unique enhanced reclamation is the streambed restoration project at our facility in Azusa, CA.

 

Since the early 1900s, mining has occurred at the Azusa Rock quarry. During that time, the creek had been relocated from its original location many times to allow for mining operations. When Vulcan acquired the property in 1999, the company decided to move the creek back to its original location and to restore its biological and other natural geologic conditions. After setting its goal to relocate, restore and revegetate the creek, Vulcan obtained all the regulatory channels to gain approval and began the work.

 

Today, water flows freely and native plants and animals thrive at Fish Creek, including the Sana Ana speckled dace, the Southwestern willow flycatcher, the coastal California gnatcatcher, least Bell's vireo and other nesting birds. Fish Creek's location, adjacent to the Angeles National Forest increases the wildlife value of the creek restoration.

 

The efforts of the employees from Vulcan's Azusa Rock and neighboring Reliance Rock/Irwindale Asphalt facilities to now maintain riparian areas at Fish Creek demonstrate their commitment to protecting wildlife habitat. Also, by providing public access through the Azusa Rock facility to the adjacent Angeles National Forest and nearby Fish Canyon waterfall – an 80-foot, three-tier waterfall considered to be one of the best in the San Gabriel Mountains - the employees have added value to the surrounding community.

 

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August 2013