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John Deere assists in park renovations

Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/17/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Throughout its long and profitable life, John Deere has made concerted efforts to improve the farming communities that allow the manufacturer to flourish. Giving back to the community not only promotes the advantages of farm life but also contributes to John Deere's esteemed reputation.

In Ankeny, Iowa, the green space at the Chautauqua Park has undergone several refinements. According to the Des Moines Register, the most recent improvements are being concluded with the help of Classic John Deere and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the beginning of the 20th Century, the park grounds were once used as an industrial landfill. Now, extensive work is being done to remove all the contaminants from the site.

Now that more homes and schools are being constructed within the area, the city has made it a priority to open the park in August of 2012. Crews have surpassed the Environmental Protection Agency's standards when cleaning the park. Additionally, the old landfill was covered with a geo-composite membrane and an extra 30 inches of topsoil.