For Immediate Release
March 18, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE to Host Four Brownfields Funding Workshops

In April, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is hosting four workshops across the state titled, “Reclaiming Our Communities – The Kansas Brownfields Program.” The workshops will cover funding opportunities for brownfields redevelopment projects.

“Brownfields” are properties whose expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or other contaminant. By investigating and cleaning up a brownfields site, communities can use local land again, producing jobs, increasing the tax base or adding other benefits such as creating a park or residential area.

The workshops will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

For more information on the KDHE workshops or brownfields issues in general, please contact Doug Doubek, KDHE Remedial Section, at 785-291-3246.