Inaugural Nevada Brownfields Workshop Aims to Connect Communities with Funding for Economic Development, Housing, and Cleanup
Jul 27, 2023

Inaugural Nevada Brownfields Workshop Aims to Connect Communities with Funding for Economic Development, Housing, and Cleanup

 The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), along with the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will host the first Nevada Brownfield Workshop this September. Workshops are available in Henderson on Sept. 7 and Carson City on Sept. 13.  

“The purpose of these workshops is to bring agencies with a brownfields program or those thinking of developing one together to learn about revitalizing and reusing vacant properties.” Said Sheryl Gonzales, Senior Brownfield Consultant with CCLR. “Brownfields can be the foundation for affordable housing, new commercial and retail spaces, renewable energy, open space and parks, healthcare and more.” 

Brownfields are common in communities across Nevada. Any property where contamination, or the perception of contamination, makes redevelopment more difficult may qualify as a brownfield. This includes places such as: closed gas stations and auto repair shops, pesticide and herbicide storage facilities, dry cleaners, burned buildings and mine tailings.

Grant funding is available to government agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, businesses and developers to address contaminated, or potentially contaminated sites in order to bring economic development to their communities.

“The workshops will connect the dots and provide information on resources, funding, and strategies for redevelopment. There is a record amount of funding available within the EPA and other federal and state programs to support reuse that addresses community needs.” Said Lisa Hanusiak, EPA Brownfields Project Manager, “We hope community leaders and anyone interested in redevelopment and reuse of vacant properties will come to one of the two Nevada Brownfield Workshops and leave with the information, contacts, and confidence they need to tackle challenging sites.”

Nevada Brownfields Workshops will be hosted in two locations:  

Southern Nevada

Thursday, September 7th 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Silver Knights Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, NV

Northern Nevada

Wednesday, September 13th 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Brewery Arts Center Ballroom in Carson City, NV

Register now: https://www.cclr.org/events/ee/nevada-brownfields-workshops

Topics to be presented will include: EPA grant programs and resources, Nevada brownfield grantee panel & case studies, funding, challenges and strategies for land reuse, and information on renewable energy, environmental justice, community outreach, affordable housing, workforce development, and electric vehicle charging stations. 

Speakers vary between workshops and will tailor content to be relevant to Northern and Southern Nevada communities respectively.  The workshop is offered in two convenient Nevada locations.

The Nevada Brownfields Workshop will include speakers from federal, state and local agencies, as well as economic development professionals, and brownfields experts – all of whom will prepare communities for success with their reuse projects. The Workshops are intended for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to learn how to utilize brownfields funding to build resilient, vibrant spaces in their communities.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Both workshop locations were former brownfields that were revitalized and redeveloped, providing inspiration for attendees at what is possible with brownfields funding.

 

Fill Out Form

    Subscribe to the newsletter
    [recaptcha]

    Ask an Expert

      Subscribe to the newsletter
      [recaptcha]

      Ask an Expert

        Subscribe to the newsletter
        [recaptcha]

        Contact Us

          Subscribe to the newsletter
          [recaptcha]

          Contact Us

            Subscribe to the newsletter
            Please choose one
            Visionary
            Catalyst
            Event Sponsorship
            [recaptcha]

            Contact Us

              Subscribe to the newsletter
              Please choose one
              Visionary
              Catalyst
              Event Sponsorship
              [recaptcha]

              Get in Touch

                Subscribe to the newsletter
                [recaptcha]

                Reach an Expert

                  Subscribe to the newsletter

                  Subscribe

                    Subscribe to the newsletter

                    close
                    Donate