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Group seeks to buy former Abitibi paper mill in Washington for conservation effort

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Group seeks to buy former Abitibi paper mill in Washington for conservation effort

December 04, 2012 - 05:27
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TACOMA, WA, Dec. 4, 2012 (The News Tribune) -A conservation group is seeking to buy the old Abitibi paper mill site in Steilacoom.

Seattle-based Forterra last week submitted a nearly $200,000 state funding request to study the feasibility of acquiring the mill site, which was shuttered in 2000, and pay for early design work.

One plan calls for removing the remaining mill structures, planting new vegetation, "daylighting" two creeks that now flow through culverts on the property, removing the dam upstream, and moving Chambers Creek Road inland to restore the shoreline to its natural state.

The News Tribune - Group eyes old Steilacoom mill site for natural restoration

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