The 2nd Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Workshop

Developers, realtors, engineers, planners, environmental consultants, attorneys and others interested in the potential and real opportunities associated with brownfields development, are being invited to a workshop sponsored by the state and local planning councils.

The 2nd Northwest Florida Brownfields Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 13 at the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley. The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection Northwest District in partnership with the West Florida and Apalachee Regional Planning Councils.

The Florida Brownfields Program facilitates redevelopment and job creation by using economic incentives to encourage the use of private revenue to restore and redevelop sites, create new jobs and boost the local economy. The program is designed to empower communities, local governments and other stakeholders to work together to assess their end-use development needs and determine a clean-up strategy that minimizes regulatory costs and maximizes economic incentives while protecting individuals and the environment from site pollutants.

The workshop will include panel discussions on the technical aspects of the Brownfield Program, as well as funding mechanisms and incentives. As a bonus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a grant writing workshop.

Workshop registration will open July 7. The workshop agenda and registration details will be posted on the Northwest District website at  

The workshop will also qualify engineers for Personal Development hours.  

For more information please contact Brandy Smith at 850 595-0695 or

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