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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Reclaimed land donated to Ducks Unlimited

ducks unlimited Stoneco, donated a 262-acre former sand and gravel quarry near Ann Arbor, Mich. to Ducks Unlimited to support wildlife conservation efforts. The donated land, appraised at $2.1 million, is on Zeeb Road in Lodi Township outside the city of Ann Arbor.

“We are proud to donate this land to Ducks Unlimited,” said Rick Becker, Stoneco vice president and general manager. “Our company, employees and families do business, live and work in Washtenaw County and this is a natural extension of who we are and what we do.”

The former quarry site was active until 2014 and has since been undergoing a reclamation process. Ducks Unlimited is exploring using the property to build a permanent headquarters for its Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional office staff, which consists of biologists, engineers, GIS technicians, administrative staff and fundraisers dedicated to wetlands conservation. The Great Lakes/Atlantic Region covers 21 states from Minnesota to Maine and south to Kentucky. Ducks Unlimited currently leases office space in Ann Arbor.

“We are very grateful to Stoneco for making this donation in support of our mission,” Brakhage said. “With the right support and fundraising, we are hopeful to transform the site from a former mining operation into a functional green space that will attract all types of wildlife and benefit the community.”

Water for Flint

Flint Water DonationThroughout February, Stoneco of Michigan held a competition at each of its operations to see who could collect the most water to aid in the current water crisis in Flint, Mich. Flint is home to a Stoneco of Michigan rail yard. The water was donated to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Overall, Stoneco was able to collect 1,220 cases of water weighing over 38,000 pounds. The Stoneco-Newport quarry led the way by collection 637 cases of water. Stoneco-Newport employees with be receiving a barbeque lunch for their efforts.