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Collaborative Cleanups: Revitalizing America's Communities, Keystone, CO, May 2005

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Monday May 23, 2005

8:30-8:45   Opening Remarks
Welcome, purpose and desired outcomes.
Max Dodson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Region 8

8:45-9:30   Vision for Land Use, Cleanup and Revitalization
Brief history and positive image/beliefs about what will be changed, different, better in the future. Reactions, questions and/or input from participants.
Craig Hooks, U.S. EPA, Office of Water (OW)
Ed Chu, U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)

9:30-10:00   Seeds of Change: Overview of Regional/Area-Wide Pilots
Purpose, status, and selected highlights/lessons learned to date.
Dale Haroski and Ellen Manges, U.S. EPA, OSWER

10:30-12:00   Strengthening Local Involvement and Support
Stories of successful collaborations with communities in regional/area-wide cleanup and revitalization projects. Good practices and incentives for strengthening communications with as well as involvement and support of communities in regional/area-wide cleanup and revitalization projects.
Moderator: Ellen Manges, U.S. EPA, OSWER

Working Through Complicated Legacy Relationships at Eastern Michaud Flats (PDF) (30 pp, 3.3MB, About PDF)
Sue Skinner, U.S. EPA Region 10

Locals Taking the Lead and Getting the Job Done at Elizabeth River
Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, Elizabeth River Project

Visioning Together Creating Positive Action at Blackstone River
Donna Williams, Blackstone River Coalition
Eugene Bernat, Cover Technologies/Fisherville Redevelopment Corp.

1:30-3:00   Leading Large Complex Cleanup and Revitalization Projects (PDF) (23 pp, 1.5MB, About PDF)
Leadership roles in large complex cleanup and revitalization projects. Approaches, strategies, good practices, etc., for effectively leading and managing large complex cleanup and revitalization projects.
Moderator: Robbie Kienzle, Oklahoma City Planning Department

The Methodological Approach to Management at Lower Passaic River
Alice Yeh, U.S. EPA Region 2

Local Government Stepping Up in Oklahoma City
Russell Claus, Oklahoma City Planning Department

NOAA's Role in the Collaborative Cleanup of Watersheds
Simeon Hahn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

3:30-5:00   Doing Cleanup and Revitalization in a Smart and Sustainable Way
Stories of successful application of Smart Growth and sustainable management approaches in regional/area-wide cleanup and revitalization projects. Approaches, good practices, strategies, tools, etc., for linking cleanup and revitalization projects to regional and community development plans.
Moderator: William Becker, Global Energy Center for Community Sustainability

Getting It Right the Next Time: Sustainable Design at Cleanup Sites (PDF) (14 pp, 2MB, About PDF)
David Schaller, U.S. EPA Region 8

Green Buildings, Stormwater, and Sustainable Site Planning in Milwaukee's Menominee Valley
Brian Reilly, Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation

Tuesday May 24, 2005

8:05-9:35   Habitat Restoration in Watersheds
Approaches, good practices, resources, tools, etc., for conducting habitat restoration projects.
Moderator: Simeon Hahn, NOAA

Developing a Habitat Restoration Plan for the Delaware Estuary (PDF) (21 pp, 1.3MB, About PDF)
Martha Maxwell-Doyle, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Approach and Evaluation of Restoration Opportunities in the Passaic River Watershed
Lisa Baron, New Jersey Department of Transportation

Funding Mechanisms/Opportunities within NOAA for Habitat Restoration Projects (PDF) (21 pp, 1.7MB, About PDF)
John Kern, NOAA Restoration Center

Exploring the Benefits of Landscaping With Native Plants in EPA Region 5
Jim Van der Kloot, U.S. EPA Region 5

10:00-12:00   Funding Large, Complex Cleanup and Revitalization Projects
Challenges in securing human and other capital for large, complex cleanup and revitalization projects. Traditional and innovative sources of funds and other resources as well as mechanisms and incentives for securing them.
Moderator: Ruth Clevenger, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dealing with Less Than Optimal Funding - Gowanus Canal (PDF) (8 pp, 887K,  About PDF)
John Henningson, Henningson Environmental Services

Viewing Funding from an Industry Perspective (PDF) (6 pp, 690K,  About PDF)
William Hyatt, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP

Establishing the Elizabeth River Trust Fund
Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, Elizabeth River Project

Funding River Improvements at Tres Rios
Alice Brawley-Chesworth, Tres Rios Project

Finding the Money at the Lefthand Watershed
Alice Wood, Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

1:30-3:00   Technical Resources, Tools and Approaches to Support Revitalization
Overviews of various resources/tools available to support revitalization activities.

Breakout A
EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technical Support Center & The Triad Approach
Dan Powell, U.S. EPA, OSRTI

EPA's SMARTe: Sustainable Management Approaches and Revitalization Tools - electronic (PDF) (21 pp, 1.1MB, About PDF)
Kelly Black, Neptune Inc.

Cleanups In My Community (PDF) (18 pp, 476K,  About PDF)
Lisa Jenkins, U.S. EPA, OSWER

Breakout B
EPA's ER3: Environmentally Responsible Redevelopment and Reuse Initiative (PDF) (20 pp, 1.3MB,  About PDF)
Phil Page, U.S. EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Site Remediation


CARE: Community Action for a Renewed Environment (PDF) (15 pp, 1MB,  About PDF)
Kent Benjamin, U.S. EPA, OSWER

Using Environmental Management Systems for Collaborative Cleanups (PDF) (20 pp, 815K,  About PDF)
Jimmy Parrish, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency

Breakout C
Using Visualization Techniques in Planning Restoration of Streams and Rivers and Watershed Management (PDF) ( 40 pp, 6.2MB,  About PDF)
Nat Miullo, U.S. EPA Region 8
Mark Leese, URS Corporation
Ron Love, Salt Lake City, Public Services Department
Jason Pfaff, Visual Genesis, Inc.


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