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Manitoba to invest over $5.5M in quarry rehabilitation projects


September 21, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The Manitoba government will invest more than $5.5 million in 55 projects as part of the province’s quarry rehabilitation program.

“The program was created specifically to ensure depleted pits and quarries are rehabilitated to a condition that is safe and environmentally stable,” says Ralph Eichler, agriculture and resource development minister, in a Sept. 10 statement.

The Manitoba government launched an application intake for the Quarry Rehabilitation Program on Private Land and Municipal Land Program earlier this year.

The program offers support of up to $200,000 for eligible projects such as sloping and grading, moving oversize boulders and other materials, spreading topsoil and seeding graded areas.

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Applications were reviewed to ensure they met the eligibility requirements and the scope of the projects were reasonable.

In addition, a risk assessment was conducted by an independent consultant to ensure funding was provided to the highest priority projects. These projects will remediate quarries on private and municipal land.

The winners of the funding have not been announced.