OAIMA members place a strong emphasis on protecting Ohio’s valuable natural resources. Producers do this in a number of ways. Aggregate producers’ landscape with trees, shrubs and grasses to control erosion, as well as provide natural screens and buffers and other features to beautify the area. OAIMA members take great pride in leaving a lasting, useful and beautiful legacy for generations to enjoy.
All mining operations to obtain a mining permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and all sites, by law, must be reclaimed.
Once reclaimed, crushed stone quarries and sand and gravel sites are desirable as water
reservoirs or recreational lakes, often with residential subdivisions nearby. Beneficial
land uses include creation of wildlife habitats and agricultural fields and lakes for a variety of uses, including groundwater recharge. Wetlands are also often created as a result of mining. The industry is very proactive and responsive to its need to be a good steward of the environment and a good neighbor in the community.
2019 Reclamation Awards
Dry Fork Sand and Gravel
"A Guide for the Use of Aggregates in Porous Pavements"
The OMMEP, OAIMA, Ohio Aglime Council, and the Holmes Safety Association - Mid Ohio Council will award a minimum of $2,500 to students in 2021. Winners will be notified of their selection.
All applications must be postmarked on or before September 1, 2021
2020 Scholarship Recipients
- Ryan Hess, Ohio State University - Civil Engineering
- Benjamin Jones, Ashland University - Geology/Chemistry Minor
- Hailey Robey, Ohio Northern University - Civil Engineering