Vale’s annual aerial seeding program will takes off on Sept. 12 and will continue for approximately one week.
The company’s aerial seeding program targets barren land requiring reclamation around the company’s operations.
The Vale program, which started in 1990, has treated more than 3,480 hectares (8,600 acres) of land to date. This year’s treatment area will be approximately 120 hectares (300 acres), south of Coniston.
While every effort will be made not to fly over nearby residential areas, local residents may notice low-flying aircraft near Coniston. Residents are advised that this is part of Vale’s normal land reclamation activities and the low flight paths are necessary for the work to be effective.
Weather permitting, planes will depart from a private airstrip in Coniston and deposit loads of agricultural limestone, grass seed and fertilizer on the designated treatment areas.