Company/Location: Denbow in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Project Site: Whistler, British Columbia
EB Models Used: EB-60, TM-45MD, and EB-90 (the EB-90 is a discontinued model)
Project Scope/Challenges: Denbow was contracted by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) to provide Erosion Control and Revegetation Services for the Whistler Nordic Competition Venue in Whistler BC – the site where all cross-country and jumping activities took place during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Whistler Nordic venue was part of a C$620 million investment funded equally by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia. The 250-hectare project (approximately 620 acres) involved competition trails, ski jumps, a biathlon facility, three temporary stadiums each with spectator capacity of 12,000, sewer/water/power services, access roads and internal roads, parking lots, a lodge and other related infrastructure facilities in the Callaghan Valley, southwest of the Whistler Resort.
Products Applied: Construction of the Whistler Nordic Venue resulted in significant woody debris from site preparation which posed an environmental challenge for the venue development team. The challenge became an opportunity to use the wood waste in ways that kept most of the organic material in its original ecological system and enhanced conservation. Denbow composted this material on-site to use for EcoBlankets®, SiltSoxx™, and as a growing medium for landscaping.
Quantities/Distance: A total of 30,000 cubic yards of material was ground and composted onsite, then pneumatically placed as Terraseeded EcoBlankets®.
Company Profile: Denbow has specialized in the delivery and installation of bulk products for over 30 years. They have evolved into an innovative service company focused on the delivery and placement of erosion control solutions, slope stabilization, forest by-products, and landscaping materials. Denbow has been running Express Blower equipment since 1998.