Salina Quarry Recognized By Governor
KSAL Staff - February 3, 2016 11:00 am
A top Democratic lawmaker says he is joining the crowded race to replace Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. House Minority Leader Jim Ward of Wichita announced his candidacy Saturday. He had named former Democratic Party chairman Lee Kinch as his campaign treasurer earlier this week.
Work at a Salina quarry has been recognized for its conservation efforts with a Governor’s Award.
According to Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation, Alsop Sand Co. Inc. of Concordia has been awarded the 2015 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for their reclamation work at their Salina quarry. This award is presented to a company that demonstrated excellence in implementing mined land reclamation and conveying a positive image of mining in Kansas.
The reclaimed area covers 160 acres on the southeast edge of Salina. A 34-acre lake is the centerpiece for the reclaimed sand dredge operation. Alsop Sand sloped and seeded the contoured shoreline to prepare it for housing development. The Stone Lake development will include a total of 134 lots, with many having a lake view.
“The greatest value is the pleasure felt by generations of people living on or near the lake,” said Dane Barkley, owner of Alsop Sand Co. Inc.
Alsop Sand Co. Inc. operates sand quarry locations in Scandia, Concordia, Abilene, Salina and several other locations in central Kansas. The extraction of aggregate material from the earth is processed and then sold to the local construction industry, and city and county municipalities.
The award was presented at the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Overland Park on Jan. 15th.