Public Outreach and Engagement is Critical

Mine-scarred brownfields affect everyone in our community. Therefore, it is important to involve community members from across the region in every phase of this project. Our goal is three-fold:

  1. Increase public understanding of land use issues related to brownfields;
  2. Identify and assess mine-scar brownfield sites; and
  3. Prioritize mine-scar site improvements consistent with regional planning objectives.
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Interested parties represent a diverse range of sectors, perspectives, and local knowledge:

  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Political Leaders
  • Community Residents
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Developers & other Businesses
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Coalitions
  • State and Local regulatory Agencies
  • Tribal Representatives
  • US EPA Project Officer

Community involvement for the project occurred in three phases:

Early Discussions about project goals, process, and information needs

  • Identified a network of interested stakeholders
  • Educated the community about the Brownfields Project
  • Sought meaningful input from regional leaders
  • Created a shared vision for project outcomes.

Intermediate Engagement

  • Workshops and meetings on intersecting  land uses and cleanup opportunities
  • Prioritized cleanup sites

Final Outreach

  • Shared the resulting plans and next steps

Be Part of the Process!

Sign up using the form on this page to receive project updates and meeting notices. You can also contact the project at info@westsideirwmbrownfields.org.

We’ll only send you periodic updates and relevant info so you can actively engage in projects with other stakeholders in your community. Thank you for your interest in addressing mine-scarred lands in your watershed!