Ashland Receives Remediation Project Award at 2023 WHC Conservation Conference
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC, www.wildlifehc.org) recognized Ashland for contributions to environmental conservation and wildlife habitat preservation at WHC’s 2023 Conservation Conference in Baltimore Maryland.
Ashland’s Research Center in Wilmington, Delaware received the Remediation Project Award. The Remediation Project Award recognizes one of the highest-scoring Remediation projects, which must demonstrate outcomes that have a direct ecological benefit and share information about the project’s biodiversity impacts. Ashland’s Research Center was the only project that met the full award criteria.
featured in photo: Robert Campbell, WHC, Director, Consulting; Ian McCary, Ashland, Remediation Manager
The Research Center, Ashland’s flagship corporate campus located in the Wilmington, Delaware community, initiated its WHC program in 2011. The initial program focused on establishing a grassland habitat atop a capped former landfill to support native wildlife, going above and beyond regulatory requirements. In the years following, Ashland’s program expanded to include additional habitat and species projects, leading to multiple WHC certifications over the last decade.
Most recently in 2022, the Research Center’s WHC program achieved gold certification for existing habitat and species projects along with the newly established landscaped pollinator garden habitat project and associated pollinator species project.
For 30 years, WHC has been promoting and certifying habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC Conservation Certification® currently recognizes more than 1,000 certified projects across 47 states and 28 countries.
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