Hopewell Plant Receives Gold WHC Conservation Certification®
The Wildlife Habitat Council® (WHC) is a non-profit organization which partners with communities, corporations, and government agencies to encourage projects for habitat conservation and education. The WHC awards Conservation Certification™ to wildlife habitats based on a point system utilizing a three-tier certification designation, with Gold status being the highest level.
Over the past three years, the Remediation Team and Hopewell Plant have been working together to obtain certification for the area encompassing the site’s old landfill and lagoon areas. This work included recapping the old landfill, reseeding the area with native species plants, creating ecosystems for reptiles and amphibians, and installing bird and pollinator boxes to encourage biodiversity and nesting.
Habitat conservation efforts align with Ashland’s global sustainability initiatives and Responsible Care® goals. Projects like this can be found at other remediation sites within the organization. For more information about the Wildlife Habitat Council, please visit www.wildlifehc.org. You can read more regarding Ashland’s WHC journey here .
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