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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Wins 2018 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

Kansas Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers awarded the 2018 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in January at the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Olathe. This award is presented to companies that excel in implementing mined land reclamation and who convey a positive image of mining in Kansas.

Martin Marietta Materials was recognized for the North Marion Quarry; the reclaimed area of the North Marion Quarry covers 640 acres in Marion County. Several small ponds and wetlands were constructed to provide water for wildlife as the mine site was repurposed to wildlife habitat. Seeding of native grasses and wildflowers was completed after sloping, grading and top soiling the mined area. The landowner hosts wildflower tours and leases the property for guided hunts.

Martin Marietta Materials operates multiple locations in Kansas. The North Marion Quarry was a surface mine that extracted aggregate materials from the earth and manufactured high quality materials for the local construction industry.

You can read more about Martin Marietta’s reclamation project at the Kansas Department of Agriculture website, agriculture.ks.gov/reclamation. For more information, contact Scott Carlson with the KDA Division of Conservation at 785-564-6618 or scott.carlson@ks.gov.