Wildlife Habitat Council recognizes Titan plants
In early November, the Wildlife Habitat Council certified both of Titan America‘s plants — Roanoke Cement Co. near Roanoke, Va., and the Pennsuco Complex in Medley, Fla. — for their “Wildlife At Work” programs. The distinction was awarded as a result of each plant’s demonstrated commitment towards long-term wildlife habitat enhancement efforts.
“I commend the wildlife teams at Roanoke Cement and Pennsuco on achieving ‘Wildlife at Work’ certification for the successful implementation of comprehensive wildlife habitat management programs,” said Robert Johnson, president of the Wildlife Habitat Council. In a letter congratulating Roanoke Cement Company, Johnson cited the following efforts:
- Dedication to Catawba Creek through voluntary clean-ups and water quality monitoring;
- Frequent newsletters for employees and the community;
- Creation of important wetland habitat for migratory birds; and
- Partnerships with Trout Unlimited and Virginia Save Our Streams to educate students and the community.
“We are pleased with the recognition by the Wildlife Habitat Council,” says Lance Clark, environmental manager at Roanoke Cement Co. “RCC documented action on its property, and the associated outreach meshed perfectly with the Wildlife at Work certification initiatives.”
Johnson also praised the Pennsuco plant, specifically for its “thorough documentation provided and diligent efforts to go above and beyond invasive species control requirements.” Muhammad Khan, environmental manager of Titan America’s Pennsuco Complex, lauded its inclusion in the Wildlife Habitat Council’s program.
“Our efforts included on-site ‘greening,’ such as monitoring and maintaining approximately 50 acres of littoral shelves or wetlands,” says Khan. “We have also planted many trees on a small upland planter near the northeast corner of the project area.” The dedicated 3,000-square-foot section, featuring Red Maple, Bald Cypress, Gumbo Limbo, Live Oak, Leather Fern, Wild Coffee, Wax Myrtle, and Simpson Stopper, helps re-colonization of native species and increases foraging habitats for wading birds.
Roanoke Cement Co. and the Pennsuco Complex (operated by Titan Florida Cement and Aggregates) are subsidiaries of Titan America LLC.