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Manitoba opens third intake for quarry rehab program

May 26, 2022  By Don Horne


Manitoba is opening a third intake for the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private and Municipal Land Program the province announced May 9.

Up to $2.8 million will be available for the 2022-23 program, it said in a news release.

Owners of private and municipal lands with a registration certificate or private quarry permit issued since 1992 are eligible for a grant of up to $200,000 for new rehabilitation projects.

Projects must protect the environment against adverse effects; minimize the detrimental impact on adjoining lands; minimize hazards to public safety; and must leave the site in a state that is compatible with adjoining land uses.

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Eligible project activities include sloping and grading, moving oversized boulders and other materials, spreading overburden and topsoil, and purchasing seed to cover graded areas.

Applications will be open until June 15 and successful grant recipients will be notified in mid-July. Approved projects must be completed by Jan. 31, 2023.

More information on the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private Land Program, including how to apply, is available online.


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