Vale’s 2012 aerial seeding program will target 450 acres of land just north of Coniston near Sudbury. The program will start on Sept. 17.
Planes will depart from a private airstrip in Coniston and deposit payloads of agricultural limestone, fertilizer and grass seed native to Sudbury on the designated treatment areas. Work is expected to continue for 10 to 14 days.
While every effort will be made not to fly over nearby residential areas, local residents may notice low-flying aircraft in this part of the city. 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.
Since its inception in 1990, the program has treated more than 6,700 acres of barren land around Vale’s operations.