SRPEDD EPA Brownfields Community Assessment Grant
The Community Assessment Grant, awarded to SRPEDD by the US EPA, will enable site environmental evaluation and community reuse planning activities at up to ten brownfield sites in the region. SRPEED is currently focusing this effort in several adjacent sub-watersheds, connecting the Ten Mile River to Mount Hope Bay, comprised of areas in Plainville, North Attleborough, Attleboro, Seekonk and Swansea. We are thrilled at the opportunity to support the rehabilitation of abandoned or underutilized properties suffering with a legacy of environmental contamination into cleaned-up, active sites that can become valued community assets.
A Steering Committee made up of representative from the subject area towns, state agencies, and local groups will meet every-other month for the first year of the project. The group's current priority is the selection of a final slate of sites for evaluation under the grant scope.