Restoration Ecology group is part of international competition Quarry Life Award again

Our restoration group marked a huge success in 2012 in the Quarry Life Award when our project of ecological restoration in CEP II sandpit won despite strong international competition. The Quarry Life Award is a scientific and education contest proposed by HeidelbergCement. The competition takes place every two years and runs simultaneously at national and international levels. Its aim is to raise awareness of the organic value of mining sites and to find new ways to further enhance it. Every year several hundreds of projects are evaluated at the national or international level and several of them are later selected for realization.

This year, Klára Řehounková, a member of our group, has acted as a member of the international jury. Klára has visited several mining sites during this season all over Europe, including Spain, Poland and Romania, to learn more about projects registered into the competition. The international jury is comprised of eight members including experts from HeidelbergCement company and research scientists. After reading through more than a hundred of final reports, the jury is now ready to make a decision about the best projects of this year. Winners will be announced and financially awarded during a ceremony which will take place in Brussels during December.

For more information visit Quarry Life Award.

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