2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 23:03:25 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Washburn County Airport (WI)
Airport gets DNR Brownfield Grant for runway work

Washburn County Register
November 13, 2008

MADISON - Gov. Jim Doyle is sending a $19,000 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Brownfield Green Space and Public Facilities grant to Shell Lake officials to fund contaminated soil removal for runway widening at Washburn County's only commercial airport.

"These unique grants do more than resolve contamination problems, they build stronger local economies," Doyle said. "A project like this boosts the commercial and recreational potential of the entire county, encourages other business and community development projects and helps increase property values."

The DNR's Green Space Grant is one of the nation's only programs providing opportunities for local governments to convert brownfields into long-term public benefits such as airports, parks and fire stations. Brownfields are property where known or suspected contamination hinders redevelopment.


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Lenny Siegel
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