Go Fish! Roanoke Cement Company Angles for Enhanced Local Streams
"This important sponsorship complements recent strides to improve our environmental footprint within the Roanoke Valley community," says
Roanoke Cement Company has committed to provide funding for a grassroots program to raise awareness on preserving valuable watershed resources. The Trout Unlimited "Trout In the Classroom" program allows middle to high school students observe trout grow in an aquarium setting in their classrooms. Starting in September and continuing through April, the students bear the responsibility of "babysitting" or providing the vulnerable fish with everything they need to live.
The students raise the trout from eggs to fingerlings, monitoring water tank quality and engaging in a stream habitat study while realizing the goals of appreciating water resources, fostering a conservation ethic and understanding ecosystem connectivity. The mature fish are then released back into nature in the spring -- a perfect adjunct to Roanoke Cement Company's clean water efforts.
"We are really excited by Roanoke Cement Company's investment in the program," says
Roanoke Cement Company has a long-standing water and land management program at the
The program requires that streams and estuaries considered for fish release to be cold, clean and possess sufficient water quality. The quarry pond easily met these requirements and is an excellent location for the environmentally sensitive trout. Roanoke Cement Company plans a second release of trout into nearby Catawba Creek as another step in this program.
Roanoke Cement Company is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC headquartered in
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