Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free conference Nov. 3 will focus on revitalizing abused land in Central Appalachia

The Kentucky Brownfield Program and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance are holding a day-long conference, "Exploring Community Revitalization in Central Appalachia." According to the announcement of the conference, "Communities in Appalachia are faced with properties that cannot be redeveloped or reused due to real or perceived contamination. The Kentucky Brownfield Program invites you to participate in a first-ever event to explore how federal, state and local programs, both governmental and nongovernmental, can work together to turn these properties into productive areas that can revitalize a community."

The list of topics to be discussed includes jobs, post-mining land use and redeveloping land used for waste dumping.  The free conference will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park near Greenup. To register click here.

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