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July 28, 2010

Camrose County Reclaims Its Land

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It is time for a local gravel pit to be turned into something different. Camrose is reclaiming that land as a 37-acre park and conservation reserve. 

The work on the redevelopment of Blatz Gravel Pit began in 2009. After many months the project culminates with the grand opening of the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre on July 31, 2010. All Albertans are welcome to join the county in the celebration and opening ceremonies.

The conservation centre has several nature trails and pedestrian bridges to give visitors a taste of variety when walking around the lake. But this area is for more than just hikers.  The centre also has a viewing deck, gazebo, and even a dock for scuba divers. It also has necessities such as parking space and washrooms. This park will appeal to everyone.

Camrose County owns and operates five gravel pits and each year the county crushes around 130,000 tons of gravel.  This redevelopment project, like many others in the area, ensures that once resources are used the space will be redeveloped for the benefit of the county’s citizens and visitors.

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