Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Project Examples Related to Building a Core Project Team
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Obtaining Needed Expertise to Develop a Well-Rounded Project Team:
The Beatty Renewable Energy Project
The Nye County Natural Resources Office was integral to Nye County receiving an EPA Brownfields grant and foresaw the possibility of using the Bullfrog Mine property for renewable energy development. However, the Nye County Natural Resources Office recognized that it needed the assistance of an economic development specialist and a local community leader to identify and reach out to potential project partners. New partners like the Nye County Economic Development Office and the Beatty Economic Development Corporation, a community organization, are bringing the broad-based expertise necessary for this project to succeed.
Project Leadership to Coordinate Stakeholders:
The Stone Creek Project
The Daniel Boone Soil and Conservation District serves as the coordinator among project partners and stakeholders. It is also responsible for motivating project activities to ensure they are conducted in a timely manner. Some of the activities Daniel Boone has conducted include: briefed Lee County staff to obtain county support for an outdoor classroom on the former tipple site, held public meetings and open houses to inform the community about and gain support for the project, and served as the liaison between the MSL Initiative federal partners and the Lee County community.