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The excavators have begun bringing their equipment to the site of St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity's Eco Village on River Falls' west side. Gary Zappa of Zappa Brother Excavating and SCVHFH Executive Director Jim Farr stand with an articulating 35-ton haul truck, a cat and a compactor. Judy Wiff photo

Site work begins for Eco Village

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St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity's Eco Village project in River Falls moved from the planning to the implementation stage this first week of May as the excavation contractor began site preparation work.


Zappa Brothers of Hudson started moving in heavy equipment Monday with the intention of starting work Wednesday.

Along with filling and grading on the site itself, workers will reconstruct Apollo Road on the edge of the development.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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