2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:17:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Restoring Greenspace Conference
Wildlife Habitat Council
Restoring Greenspace: Ecological Reuse of Contaminated Properties in EPA 
Region 9
May 14-15, 2008
Hilton Concord Hotel
1970 Diamond Boulevard
Concord, California 94820

Event website: http://www.wildlifehc.org/events/restoringgreenspace.cfm
Event email: greenspace@wildlifehc.org

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) works with its member companies and 
conservation groups on voluntarily enhancing properties for wildlife 
habitat benefits and promotes the inclusion of ecological enhancements 
as part of site restoration. Both the environment and economy will 
benefit greatly if ecological enhancements could be included in cleanup 
and restoration programs on a more systematic and efficient basis.

WHC has made significant progress in achieving these goals by means of 
the Restoring Greenspace series of national conferences and through the 
development of its Land Restoration Program in collaboration with the 
U.S. EPA, state agencies and industry. Moving to the regional level, WHC 
is promoting on-the-ground measures and developing demonstration sites 
to increase the use of ecological enhancements in restoration efforts. 
The 2008 conference will present a first-hand look at innovative 
programs, new initiatives and case studies that highlight the 
incorporation of ecological reuse practices in site restoration in EPA 
Region 9.

Back by popular demand, WHC will offer two pre-conference workshops with 
leading experts on May 13, 2008. These workshops will set the stage for 
the main goals of the conference and familiarize participants with 
unique and improved techniques of ecological enhancements. In the 
Phytoremediation Technologies workshop, leading expert Dr. David Tsao 
will present different types of phytotechnology systems through 
hypothetical examples and real world case studies with varied remedial 
goals, target constituents and impacted media. The concurrent workshop 
will teach how brownfields, pocket parks, former gas stations, and other 
small sites can be effectively used to teach ecology and other topics.

The Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG) will 
host one of 36 national dialogues at the 2008 Restoring Greenspace 
Conference to explore a new era of ecological law as part of their major 
long-term project known as the Path to Washington.

Attendees participating in both a workshop and the conference can earn 
up to 2 continuing education units for this meeting. Continuing 
Education Units will be offered through California State University, 
Fresno at no charge for attendees.

Brad Cardwell
Communications Manager
Wildlife Habitat Council
8737 Colesville Road, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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