Grange Top Quarry, near Ketton, makes six-strong UK shortlist in biodiversity Quarry Life Award
Grange Top Quarry, in Ketton, is down to the final six in an environmental award.
The quarry's project, studying the preservation of carbon in soil to enhance biodiversity, is one of just six UK schemes left in the global Quarry Life Award.
Grange Top, which provides limestone and clay for cement manufacture at Hanson’s Ketton works, is competing in the national round which offers a top prize of £5,000.
The awards are run every three years by Hanson’s parent company HeidelbergCement.
Co-ordinated by Cranfield University, the project at Grange Top has been entered into the research stream of the contest.
The UK winner will then go forward to the international stage competing for a £26,000 prize.
Quarry manager Aurelien Colas said: “We are delighted that Grange Top is host to this exciting research scheme and look forward to seeing how it informs best practice in enhancing biodiversity and restoration at our site.”