Elk River Recycling Center
It’s easy to complain about the waste problems associated with a
growing population. Great gains have been made in the areas of
recycling and conservation. However there is little doubt that waste
disposal will continue to be a major challenge. Watchable Wildlife
Inc. is now looking at waste disposal sites and searching for better
land utilization programs as these sites mature.
One such project would be the Elk
River Recycling Center run by Waste Management, Inc. Since taking
over the facility, Waste Management has
upgraded the site to exceed federal and state regulations. The
company has implemented one of the most extensive metal and wood
reclamation programs in the industry.
Now a partnership
between Waste Management, Watchable Wildlife Inc., the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources and local government is
investigating the potential for improving this site. Further
studies are underway to determine the feasibility for developing the
site into a wildlife viewing area.
The site's elevation
and rural location offers a number of opportunities to view wildlife
in inaccessible areas. Waterfowl, songbirds, deer, fox and
butterflies are just a few of the species that can be seen from the
site. Artist conceptions and recreational layouts have been
completed. Hearings and discussions are now being organized and
scheduled by Watchable Wildlife Inc. to promote participation
towards the development of this important and innovative project.
Another example of
how diverse partners working together can:
“Help Communities and Wildlife Prosper”