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Editor’s Note: Reporters interested in attending the workshop should call Heather Lauer at (614) 644-2160

Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Cincinnati on Sept. 25, 2012

State, Federal Help Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties in Small Communities

Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform small and rural communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held September 25, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at TechSolve, 6705 Steger Drive, Cincinnati. Registration information is available online.

Speakers from the Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Development, U.S. EPA, and Kansas State University (which provides assistance to small communities through a U.S. EPA grant) will address the following topics:

Workshops can be scheduled for other Ohio communities by contacting Rikki Knerr at (614) 728-1749 or Amy Yersavich at (614) 644-2285.

In the 17 years since Ohio EPA issued the first covenant under VAP, nearly 7,000 acres of blighted land have been revitalized at more than 350 sites across the state.


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