What is the D-bar-A Project?
Who – American Aggregates of Michigan and the Boy Scouts of America have submitted a Conditional Rezoning and Special Land Use application to the Township of Metamora to acquire approval for a Mining and Reclamation Plan.
Where – The Project Site includes 724 acres in Metamora Township, Lapeer County, MI; 154 acres of this site are owned by American Aggregates of Michigan (AAOM) and the remaining 570 acres are owned by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and are under a lease agreement with AAOM.
Why – The project objectives are to extract natural resources from the Project Site for the production of construction grade aggregates for sale to markets in the local metropolitan region, while shaping the land to meet the recreational and agricultural needs of the BSA.
The proposed mining operation will benefit the community in the following ways:
- Increase the long-term value of the Project Site and its potential for recreational use by the BSA.
- Provide long-term financial stability to the BSA and the D-bar-A Ranch for programming, capital improvements, and maintenance of the facility.
- Provide the local community and the regional construction industry with a readily available source of construction grade sand and gravel in close proximity to the demand, thereby reducing costs for both tax-payer funded and private construction projects in the region.