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Amon Basin project kicks off

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The restoration project in the Amon Basin began Thursday morning.

The City of Richland started the two phase revegetation plan after they dug up thousands of native plants for a sewer line installation. City leaders say although this is a city project, they have taken feedback from the community and plan on adding more native plants. "There was concern raised on how much ground was disturbed and it was more than we anticipated. Part of the message today is our planting effort expanded," said Pete Rogalsky, Public Works Director for Richland.

The city plans on adding thousands of new plants to the Amon Basin area and will continue the revegitation throughout the year.