2018 Brownfields Conference
for Local Government

Revitalization Tools and Techniques:
Getting to Groundbreaking

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Hosted by:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Remediation and Redevelopment Program

Conference Date and Location

May 10, 2018

Stevens Point Holiday Inn & Convention Center

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Conference

Online registration is currently closed. However, you can register on-site the morning of. For question regarding registration, please contact Haley Frater, hfrater@uwsp.edu.

‚ÄčAbout the Conference

Wisconsin has a rich history of manufacturing and industrial operations located in urban and rural communities around the state. Many of these facilities are still going strong. Others need to be revitalized and re-purposed.  

The potential for environmental contamination on properties with a history of industrial or certain kinds of commercial use can be an obstacle to reuse. These types of properties are called brownfields.

Please join the DNR's Remediation and Redevelopment program and special guests who have years of practical experience investigating, cleaning up and redeveloping brownfield properties as they help explain the tools and techniques to transform your community's brownfields from cleanup to groundbreaking.

Studies show that the return on investment in brownfields redevelopment can be substantial. Are you ready to get started?

Some Brownfields Conference takeaways will include: 

  • How to get DNR assistance to successfully address brownfields.
  • How to hire and work with environmental consultants.
  • Who in other communities you can contact for advice, and how these people approach brownfields.
  • How to work with developers to help get a site cleaned up and redeveloped.
  • The types of state and federal financial assistance that is available to your community.

Expect to go home with a fuller understanding of how to overcome obstacles and maximize opportunities associated with brownfield reuse.

Conference Agenda

Conference Cost

$35  -  Through April 15,  2018

Priority registration - only for Local Government Elected Officials and Employees

$50  -  April 16 - May 3, 2018

Open registration -  for Private Sector and Local/State/Federal Government Employees

Final day to register is May 3, 2018.

Payment Information

If you are paying by check, please make it payable to UW-Stevens Point and send to:

UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, 032 Main Building
Stevens Point, WI  54481


Questions about registration, contact:

Haley Frater, UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach

Questions about the conference, contact:

Mick Skwarok, DNR