People may not be aware of the fact that Lafarge Ravena dedicates 428 acres of its property to maintaining a thriving wildlife habitat on our property.
It’s a popular destination for local school children, hikers, biologists and outdoor enthusiasts to learn and experience nature.
They come to study the grasslands, forests, wetlands, river banks and several bluebird, owl and kestrel nesting boxes located within the habitat.
Our wildlife team does amazing job to preserve the habitat and I’m proud to share that the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently announced that the Lafarge Ravena plant is receiving a Wildlife at WorkSM re-certification thanks to their hard work.
The WHC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitats on corporate, private and public lands. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 43 states, the District of Columbia and nine other countries.
Read the press release about the Wildlife Habitat Council’s announcement.
The latest edition of Lafarge Ravena’s Around the Block newsletter has just hit doorsteps across the region. It features an in-depth look at the modernization project, amazing photos from our successful “Fire Fall” event, as well as a report about a “little” swim Martin and I took in Hudson over the summer.
Click here to check it out.
Lafarge Ravena is proud to announce that graduating Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High school Senior, Ashley Fiero, was awarded the 2012 Lafarge Ravena Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship is part of a $10,000 donation that Lafarge Ravena presented to RCS Central Schools to kick off the Lafarge Ravena Scholarship Foundation and continue the tradition of community support from Lafarge Ravena.
Ashley will be attending Siena College in the fall, studying Political Science and Psychology. We hope this award will aid in reaching her goals to further her education and send our congratulations to Ms.Fiero, and the entire RCS High 2012 Graduating Class.
Students continuing with education or vocational training after graduation are eligible to apply for a Lafarge Ravena Scholarship. To learn more visit www.rcscsd.org.
Nearly 300 spectators came to witness a unique and spectacular event called the “Firefall”. Click below to watch.
The team at Lafarge Ravena is joining with fellow supporters of the Schodack Island State Park, such as Friends of Schodack Island State Park, Inc., to put together a day of fun and excitement to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this state-designated estuary.
Years of committed work by local business and community leaders, elected officials, and grassroots supporters helped open the park a decade ago.
All are welcome to come and enjoy family-friendly activities this Saturday, June 16th.
The day will begin at 2 PM and include live music, games, park and natural history displays, food and outdoor recreational vendors. The celebration will wrap up as night falls with a full on display of fireworks proudly sponsored by our Lafarge Ravena team.
Alonzo Fireworks Display Inc. will launch fireworks over the Hudson River from a barge provided by the New York State Canal Corporation. Onlookers will have exceptional viewing from the park’s playing fields as well as the parking and boat launch areas.
Schodack Island State Park can hold up to 4,000, people but come early. The event is expected to fill to capacity.
We hope to see you there!