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Students from the Lyons Middle School 8th grade Habitat Class and Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center staff members with the installed squirrel box

October 11, 2018.

CEMEX Lyons Cement Plant provides habitat for displaced squirrels

The Lyons Cement Plant hosted the Lyons Middle School 8th grade Habitat Class on Friday, October 5th, where a box with 4 native fox squirrels was installed.

The Lyons Cement Plant hosted the Lyons Middle School 8th grade Habitat Class on Friday, October 5th.  In partnership with Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, staff members from the center installed a box with 4 native fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) onto a cottonwood tree near the St. Vrain Creek, which runs within the plant property, and 8th grade students placed acorns and other nuts around the tree for food.

These squirrels, that had been saved as babies and rehabilitated at Greenwood after a local citizen had brought them to the center, are now old enough to live on their own. This activity was part of a lesson plan for the students that continues our ongoing relationship with the St. Vrain Valley School District and also serves our Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) certification goals.

The Lyons Cement Plant has been certified by the WHC since 2010.