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An environmental investigator tasked with restoring vegetation on the Butte Hill has resigned amid criticisms about her methods.
BUTTE — Money for restoration projects in Butte will finally begin to flow this year from a 2008 settlement with Atlantic Richfield Co. that allocated $28.1 million plus interest to restore polluted ground and surface water resources.
Elizabeth Erickson, NRD Council chairwoman, stands near the Granite Mountain Memorial that is surrounded by newly planted native grasses and trees. The Butte Hill waste caps have been improved this year with the addition of some 300 trees that were planted over the summer.