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  • Writer's pictureArizona Contractor & Community

Inaugural Arizona Brownfields Workshop Open for Registration

Learn How to Recycle Land for Community and Economic Development

Hosted by the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA), the Arizona Brownfields Workshops will provide civic, tribal, development, and nonprofit leaders information on how to revitalize and reuse vacant and underused properties. 

From Apache Junction to ‘Standing on a Corner Park’ in Winslow Arizona, almost all communities have brownfields, which are properties with confirmed or suspected contamination which may complicate redevelopment efforts. Brownfield funding enables communities to identify sites with potential contamination, assess the sites, and clean up contamination, so buildings and sites can be reused for community and economic benefit. 

The three in-person workshops are:

April 23, 2024 8:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.┃Golden Rule Vineyards, 469 S Haskell Ave, Willcox

April 24, 2024 8:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.┃Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix

April 25, 2024 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.┃Serendipity 2640 W Kiltie Ln, Flagstaff

At the Brownfields workshops, land reuse experts will present helpful resources, funding options, solutions for common challenges, and strategies for the reuse of vacant, underutilized sites into community assets such as housing, parks, and businesses. Local practitioners will share how they are leveraging federal and state resources for their reuse projects. Finally, after the sessions, we invite participants to stretch their legs on a guided tour of local revitalized brownfield sites which will include: Willcox’s Historic Downtown, Rio Reimagined in Phoenix, and the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

Each workshop presents content along similar themes, so we encourage participants to choose the location most convenient for them. Media is invited to complimentary registration, contact, (661) 221-3565 for more information. Follow these links to find our event page and to register.

About the Center for Creative Land Recycling: CCLR (See Clear) is the oldest nonprofit dedicated to the beneficial reuse of impacted land, because everyone deserves clean, healthy and safe places to live, work and play. CCLR provides cost-free technical assistance to communities with brownfields in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington under a grant with the EPA. To learn more about land recycling and to receive CCLR can provide free assistance, visit 

About Brownfields: Brownfield (noun): 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. The EPA estimates that there are 450,000 brownfields awaiting cleanup and reuse in the United States. Left alone, these sites can impact health, economic and community vitality. Grants from the EPA and AZ DEQ are available to assist communities with the cleanup and beneficial reuse of these sites. 


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