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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2009 - WILDLIFE HABITAT COUNCIL

The employees at Vulcan's Sacramento Aggregates facility distinguished themselves by winning the Wildlife Habitat Council's coveted Rookie of the Year award, which goes to one newly certified site program each year and exemplifies a superior wildlife habitat program. The ecologically diverse Sacramento Aggregates facility has 50% of its employees actively involved in various habitat projects. The facility:

 

•Encompasses 400 acres of which 236 acres are used for mining and the rest are preserved, including the 27-acre Laguna Creek Corridor Preserve, and the 137-acre Vernal Pool Preserve

 

•Manages constructed vernal pools for a diversity of species, including the federally threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi)

 

•Planted native oaks in the preserve and uses native plants, including grasses and wildflowers, for landscaping and erosion control

 

•Increases the publics awareness through earth science and natural resource management tours for school groups and Earth Day activities for the local community

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