Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2018 - 31
learning activities and also simply as
a reward for students that exemplified good behavior and attendance.
The site is designed for future expansion to create additional trails and
educational opportunities for the
school, and we look forward to the
continued partnership with MCES and
developing this facility to best meet
their educational needs," West said.
The quarry also partnered with
county officials in support of the
Madison County Drinking Water
Festival. Approximately 1,500 students
For their efforts
and engage the
learned about surface water and
groundwater through fun, educational
and hands-on activities. Children learn
where their drinking water comes
from, how they can protect it and keep
it clean, and how it's linked to other
natural resources like forests, wetlands
Being Both Visible
Of course, NSSGA's Environmental
Excellence Awards recognize more
than top-notch community relations.
"With the quarry being located in
a rural town just outside the city
limits of Gurley, it is important to
us to blend in with the scenic mountainside," said West. "The entire site
was designed, bermed and graded
to avoid impacts to nearby, scenic
Hurricane Creek and all other adjacent
Gurley Quarry has utilized several
unique and distinctive environmental
A 30-foot-high vegetated perimeter
berm goes around the property and was
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