Heidelberg Materials is pleased to recognize Kate Ryan and Peg Ferm as the North American winners of the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award (QLA).
The winning project, entitled “Native Pollinators: Who are these guys and what do they want?” aims to confront the ongoing concern of habitat and pollinator loss by developing a part of Heidelberg Materials’ High Rocky Quarry near Monroe, Wash. to support this critical part of the region’s ecosystem. By growing plants that support native pollinators, such as bees, wasps, ants, and hummingbirds, the three-acre habitat will be transformed into a sustainable food source and home for local pollinators.
When completed, the project also welcomes and engages the community by including a self-guided nature trail. Information about the plants and how they support pollinators will be posted along the path with correlating facts regarding the early inhabitants of the land and how pollinators support nearby farms.
The trail is anticipated to be open to the public later this year and will be easily accessible from the highway. It will be ADA-compliant making it easy for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the local environment.
The successful completion of the Pacific Northwest Pollinator Trail will aid in the overall goal of reclaiming the High Rock Quarry site as part of the native ecosystem. This project’s success comes from the longstanding collaborative work with the local community and the High Rock team and will yield valuable educational data for the area for many years to come.
Learn more about the Quarry Life Award Program here.