The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) invites you and your member communities to a free, one-day workshop designed to give you and your community a summary of new and expanded financial and technical resources available to help your community revitalize properties where environmental contamination concerns have hindered site reuse and redevelopment. Known as brownfields, these types of sites with questions about past uses of sites, or concerns about hazardous materials, such as asbestos or lead-based paint in building materials, may present challenges and obstacles with costs and regulatory coordination but can be opportunities for redevelopment with financial and technical assistance programs.
The IDNR is providing options for you to attend this workshop at one of three locations:
Coralville – June 7, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Marshalltown June 8, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Council Bluffs, June 9, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the IDNR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 7 (U.S. EPA), and the Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (KSU TAB), this workshop will help you:
- Understand what a brownfield is and how redevelopment can kick-start community revitalization.
- Meet your brownfield redevelopment partners at IDNR, U.S. EPA, and KSU TAB and hear about the free tools and resources they offer.
- Learn about state and federal grants, including new grants from the November 2021 Congressional Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law, which significantly increases financial resources for brownfield site assessment and cleanup.
- Learn about additional technical assistance, site analysis, and planning services that can help you meet your brownfield site and community redevelopment goals. See examples from Iowa communities that have used these resources!