In order to help communities better understand the opportunities presented by brownfields, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), in conjunction with the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program at Kansas State University, held a workshop on May 17 and is planning a webinar and another workshop this summer.
The day-long May 17 Brownfields 101 Workshop held in Roswell, New Mexico focused on introducing brownfields concepts and funding opportunities to public and private stakeholders in the region.
On June 7, NMED will co-host a webinar for the community of Anthony to educate the rural community about NMED services related to brownfields. This marks the first brownfields webinar by the agency, but NMED hopes to develop webinars as a useful tool for other rural communities in the future.
NMED is also planning an August workshop targeted at real estate professionals, lenders, and developers to inform them about the benefits and nuances of using brownfields funding for redevelopment projects.