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Green Infrastructure

Reclaiming Lost Lands: Revitalizing Brownfields with Green Infrastructure

A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. These conditions can present unique challenges for stormwater management and green infrastructure implementation. In this webcast, Ann Carroll and Aimee Storm from EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization and Anna Withrow from the West Virginia Water Research InstituteExitdiscussed the role green infrastructure can play in transforming brownfield sites.

Details

December 12, 2018 
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Speakers

Ann Carroll has worked for over 30 years on environmental and public health protection including contaminated site cleanup, lead poisoning prevention, risk communication, underground storage tank regulations and revitalization. She has been with the US EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization in Washington DC since 2002 working on brownfields grants, revolving loan funds, contaminant-specific issues, research and grants manager and collaborations with health, agriculture and natural resource agencies to develop ways to improve health through revitalization. Ann has a BS in biology and microbiology from Virginia Tech University and an MPH in environmental health and epidemiology from Boston University.

Aimee Storm works in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization as the lead for the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program. Her work supports communities who are developing area-wide plans and implementation strategies for cleaning up and reusing brownfield sites in order to help revitalize local neighborhoods, downtowns, and commercial corridors. Prior to joining the Brownfields Office, Aimee worked on projects promoting green and healthy buildings and using sustainable development approaches within EPA Regional office in Chicago. She also worked with EPA's Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office, where she coordinated EPA's land reuse efforts on federally-owned properties, including military base redevelopment. Aimee holds Masters Degrees in City & Regional Planning and Business Administration

Anna Withrow is a Brownfield Design Specialist at the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, where she manages programs and assists with brownfield redevelopment projects. Anna currently manages NBAC’s Technical Assistance Program, Mon River Town Program, and special projects.  Much of her work focuses around rivers, trails, and large industrial sites as community assets, helping to manage site assessment and remediation processes and serving as the liaison between community groups and brownfield resource providers. Anna earned her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design at West Virginia University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education, and has experience teaching in Southern West Virginia.