Our goal is to remedy the quarry progressively and create a naturalized landscape with ecological diversity. After completion of the project the remediation area will be used for recreational purposes with increased community access where a variety of habitats for plants and wildlife can be observed. Initially, remediation will commence on the western banks of the quarry by reducing the slope of the banks and transferring a layer of top soil for successful establishment of drought-tolerant and remedial plant species such as Agropyron cristatum, Malva sylvestris, Medicago sativa, Rumex acetosa and Vicia sativa. The main reasons for choosing these plants are helping to clear the heavy metals in soil. So they will remedy the soil rehabilitation. Some of these plant species had been reported in the area before the mining activity started. The plantation of a variety of species will be progressive and populations of new plant species will also be considered as earthwork is completed on other parts of the quarry. The establishment of plant communities will help minimize problems due to erosion and enable further successful planting of perennial trees.

-The End-

Time-lapse of the our project

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30Sep

Our guests

Dragonfly and butterfly visited our project area.

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30Sep

The end of the field work

We finished the field work at 1st September. Medicago sativa (alfalfa) was determined to be a more tolerant species. It was the only plant that grows in all growth media. We collected samples for chemical and physical analysis from Medicago sativa. Soil+Peat+Vermicompost growth media was a good for our species but at the same time it was a suitable media for the opportunistic species.

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30Sep

Field works

We started to field works on 7th July. The project area was divided into three pieces for all growth media (Soil, Soil+Peat, Soil+Peat+Vermicompost). The seeds were planted in accordance with the plan . First seed germination was seen in Medicago sativa on C growth media (Soil+Peat+Vermicompost)(12th July )

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30Sep

Protect Presentation

We made ​​a presentation to the international jury. 12 July 2016

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20Sep

One-week period

Only three plants were germinated during a one-week period. 05 July 2016

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11Jul

Hello World :)

First seed germination was seen. 1 July 2016

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11Jul

Laboratory experiment

Seeds were obtained. The laboratory experiment was started. 29 June 2016

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10Jul

Protection of the project area

The project area were protected by wire fences, and has been cleared of stones. 22-29 June 2016

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10Jul

-SOIL SAMPLES-

We took soil samples for analysis. 16 June 2016

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30Jun

-PROJECT AREA-

We located the project area. 16 June 2016

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30Jun

LET'S START THE BOZALAN QUARRY PROJECT

We reached the quarry for the first time. 16 June 2016

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30Jun