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Reclaiming the Buckhorn Property

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By Amy Strecker, on June 10, 2010

I’m working on a story for our internal newsletter about a reclamation project on the site of an old hydroelectric plant.  The Buckhorn Plant was in service through the late 1950s, and since then the facility had sat empty.  In an effort to restore the natural landscape, Progress Energy tore down the dormant plant and restored the natural spring that fed the plant. 

The property is now a beautiful, serene location where the natural ecosystems are rebuilding themselves.  I spent an afternoon on site with a company forester and learned about an entirely different side of what Progress Energy does.  I’ll work to post the full story when it’s available.

Pictured here: the Buckhorn property and restored spring.  In the next years, the entire area is expected to flourish with new plant growth covering any trace of the former plant.

*The views expressed on this blog posting are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

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One Response to “Reclaiming the Buckhorn Property”

  1. lee

    History gone what a joke. Im glade I got to see it before they tore the old place down.

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