CBM Aggregates Receives OSSGA’S Progressive Rehabilitation Award

CBM Aggregates’ Coburn Pit receives the 2022 Progressive Rehabilitation Award from the Ontario Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (OSSGA). The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of individual operators to progressively rehabilitate their sites per their site plans.

A total of 2.5 hectares of Coburn Pit’s northwest portion of land was targeted during its multi-year rehabilitation. The objective was to restore the site to a natural area and wetland that blends into the adjacent Mill Creek corridor. The site was seeded with a mix of fescue, bluegrass, trefoil and perennial ryegrass, as well as a seeding supplement of native grass and wildflowers and a direct seeding of oak acorns.

“CBM is very pleased to accept the five Progressive Rehabilitation awards from OSSGA. We continue to be focused on raising the bar each year in our rehabilitation efforts and are thrilled to be recognized by the industry for our achievements,” says David Hanratty, Director of Land, Resource & Environment, North America.

Additional work was implemented, including the planting of native tree species in 2019 and fill planting in 2022. A test plot survey was later conducted on the newly planted trees to determine the optimal growing seedling strategies moving forward.

“OSSGA promotes excellence among its members by encouraging them to efficiently run their operations, responsibly manage the land they work on, and actively participate in and contribute to their communities,” says Norm Cheesman, Executive Director of OSSGA. “The 2022 Industry Recognition Award winners have surpassed OSSGA’s expectation in fulfilling those objectives.”

OSSGA is a non-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel and crushed stone producers and suppliers of valuable industry products and services. Collectively, our members produce a large majority of the approximately 164 million tonnes of aggregate consumed annually on average in the province to build and maintain Ontario’s infrastructure needs. OSSGA works in partnership with government and the public to promote a safe and competitive aggregate industry contributing to the creation of strong communities in the province.

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