Where the Stone Goes – Back to School Edition

While parents and teachers shuffled schedules and gathered supplies for kids returning to school this week, Walker Aggregates was busy getting some local schools’ grounds ready. Four Niagara high schools were chosen by the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) to receive new synthetic turf fields. Walker Aggregates’ Ridgemount Quarries, Walker Brothers Quarries and Vineland Quarries have supplied the stone that the contractors are using for the project.

“The DSBN is focusing on becoming more environmentally friendly and modernizing their facilities,” said Shea Gordon, Sales Manager for Walker Aggregates. “We’re excited to take part in these projects that will benefit local students and the community for many years to come.”

Aggregate is used as a porous base layer under the synthetic turf itself. Synthetic turf is a strong and resilient alternative to natural grass. It greatly reduces the cost of maintaining a sports field and also helps to conserve water and reduce the use of pesticides.

The field and track at Centennial Secondary School in Welland is complete. Fields at Sir Winston Churchill and Governor Simcoe in St. Catharines, as well as A.N. Myer Secondary School in Niagara Falls are scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

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