A reclamation project at the Martin Marietta Materials Castle
Hayne, North Carolina, facility restored more than 400 acres. Four
pits were allowed to fill with water, leaving remnant ridges that
are ideal nesting sites for Canada geese and ducks. The surrounding land was seeded with grasses and trees to make a habitat for deer and fox.
The Castle Hayne site was honored with an environmental award from the North Carolina Mining Commission.