2019 Missouri Brownfields Conference

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Mark your calendars! Scholarships are available to attend the 2019 Missouri Brownfields Conference on Monday, July 15 at Tan-Tar-A at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Scholarships for the one-day Brownfields Conference are available for local, state and federal governments, regional planning commissions and certain not-for-profit entities. Register and request a scholarship.

The Brownfields conference is in conjunction with the Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) Conference being held July 14-16. If you don’t fit the scholarship criteria above, you may register for the MWCC conference and attend the Monday Brownfields breakout sessions.

Agenda

10:30 a.m. - The BVCP at Work
This session will cover a basic review of the activities and offerings of the MoDNR Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program (BVCP). We will also hear community representatives tell us how the BVCP has helped their communities with economic development. Specifically, how the BVCP Assessment program helped a small rural community identify and address environmental concerns prior to redevelopment and, how building partnerships with the BVCP and others has helped a metro community in their brownfield redevelopment plans.

1:30 p.m. - Financial and Technical Resource Assistance
There are many different resources available to help with the brownfield redevelopment and revitalization process. From brownfield location and tracking, to assessment and remediation, and finally redevelopment.  Several resources are aimed at local communities to help them improve their community, complimenting the brownfield redevelopment. This session will provide a brief description of several of the available resources and how they can help advance brownfield projects.

3:30 p.m. - BVCP Tech Talk
Here is your opportunity for an open discussion with the Brownfields Project Managers. They are back by popular demand to answer all your questions; big or small, easy or difficult. They will help you learn more about the inner workings of the BVCP and how best to get your project through the program in the quickest and least expensive manner – all while keeping their pleasant demeanor. There will also be time devoted to a special presentation on the MRBCA update.

Brownfield staff members at MWCC conference
Chris Cady and Scott Walker at the Missouri Brownfields Conference booth.