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Unformatted text preview: re North Amer
ica’s trout and salmon fisheries and their
watersheds. In March 2009, 350 rainbow
trouts “released” into a former quarry pond
on TITAN’s site.
In the framework of this new partnership,
the quarry pond, in an old limestone pit,
filled by groundwater inflows and rainfall,
and with adequate control of water level
(by pumping) for preventing flooding con
ditions, has easily met the requirements for
hosting the environmentally sensitive trout.
TITAN America in Roanoke has planned a
second release of trout into Catawba Creek,
which passes through the plant property, as
another step in this initiative. Environmental
Footprint TITAN America’s Roanoke cement has de
veloped and applied a longstanding wa
ter and land management program at the
Troutville plant. For example, every year for
the last four years, the plant has held the
“Catawba Creek Cleanup,” a Saturday morn
ing gathering of employees and local resi
dents who walk the banks of surrounding
Catawba Creek “policing” the stream. Part
of the creek is located within the limits of
the cement plant and the c...
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