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The Canadian Land Reclamation Association visits CBMís Lakefield Pit

On June 18, CBM Aggregates Lakefield Pit was a stop on the annual Canadian Land Reclamation Associationís (CLRA) annual symposium and field trip. This visit highlighted the efforts taken to restore a portion of the CBM Lakefield Pit to a productive life after mining. Landscape architect Glenn Harrington was on site to explain the steps that have been taken towards producing a productive 20 acre field from a place where sand and gravel was mined. Field contouring, soil testing, organic matter assessment, recommended farming techniques, partnering with the local farm community and future plans for the next phase of the project were all highlighted to eager visitors from across the province. It was a perfect opportunity to share ideas and information, while viewing a successful local project.

The CLRA is a national organization group that strives to highlight reclamation achievements across Canada and provides avenues for networking, sharing experiences and recognition of successes like the recent symposium held in Peterborough. The tour also visited various mine sites in the Bancroft and Marmora area where other reclamation techniques used at mine sites, pits and quarries were discussed and shared.

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