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Miner

Ben Adamo

Miner

Ben moved to Yolo County in 1974 to work in the mining industry. Since then he has been involved in all aspects of gravel mining including facility construction, equipment operation, permitting, and reclamation planning.

Ben Adamo

Collaboration and Compromise

2007
The Board of Supervisors updates the gravel mining ordinance, increasing fees for companies that mine along Cache Creek to 10 cents per ton of aggregate sold to go to the Cache Creek Conservancy.

Mastodon Discovery

2005
 gravel mining company uncovers a bone of a mastodon near the Preserve and donates it to Yolo County to be stored at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. 

Birth of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve

1998
Teichert donates 130 acres to the County to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and to be used as a center for environmental education.

Voters approve the Cache Creek Area Plan

1996
In November Yolo County voters approve Proposition D (the Cache Creek Area Plan) with a 61% vote. Aggregate mining is thus moved out of the active stream channel.

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