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Upcoming Events and Trainings

 

LDEQ Hosted Events

Event: StoryMaps Webinar: Conveying your Brownfields Story

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00pm

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7U1Am_QDU&list=PLYftmUkuzbWBjX6BcSbGuPInBDtIADJo3&index=1 

Looking for an effective way to communicate your Brownfields Program to community groups, elected officials, and other Brownfields stakeholders? Join our dynamic panel discussion with three successful Brownfields Programs that have effectively employed StoryMaps to engage their community and promote their programs. Learn how this tool can help build momentum for your Brownfields Program and market your resources to developers and community organizations to facilitate the reuse of blighted properties.

Featured Panelists:

  • Savannah Richards, New Mexico Environmental Department – StoryMap
  • Madeline Dillner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission - StoryMap
  • Alicia Wiltz, Acadiana Planning Commission

 


Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No.  1: Soil Sampling Best Practices 

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYftmUkuzbWDvLqDDtMUVSJQmbQfnCrAe  

Join Keith Horn, Senior Environmental Scientist with LDEQ's Remediation Division, as he outlines soil sampling best practices for RECAP investigations including common soil sampling issues and RECAP requirements that apply to soil sampling events. Learn how to ensure your sampling events conform to DEQ’s regulations and properly characterize your site to facilitate future development.

 


Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 2: Back to Basics

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am *Break for Lunch* 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Via Zoom - REGISTER HERE

Registration: Webinars are FREE but registration is required to receive the webinar link.

Join Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, for this informative presentation on LDEQ's Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) where she'll lay the groundwork for RECAP-compliant investigations and reports with special attention to data analysis. Don't miss this opportunity to come up to speed on RECAP or sharpen your existing RECAP skills with this extended training!

 


Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 3: Developing an Effective Sampling Plan

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Via Zoom - REGISTER HERE

Registration: Webinars are FREE but registration is required to receive the webinar link.

LDEQ Environmental Senior Scientist Keith Horn will review how to effectively develop a sampling plan for a RECAP investigation. Join this interactive webinar to ensure your sampling event meets LDEQ requirements to reduce the cost and time it takes to resample a site.


Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No.  4: The Ins and Outs of the VRP

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Via Zoom - REGISTER HERE

Registration: Webinars are FREE but registration is required to receive the webinar link.

LDEQ's Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) is a useful tool to facilitate the cleanup of sites throughout Louisiana. Join Jennifer Schatzle, LDEQ's Brownfields and VRP Technical Liaison, for an overview of the VRP including:

  • How is the VRP different from a traditional investigation?
  • What sites would benefit from the VRP?
  • What are the advantages and considerations of enrolling a site into the VRP?
  • Who's eligible to apply?  

Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 5: Common Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Compliance Issues

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Via Zoom - REGISTER HERE

Registration: Webinars are FREE but registration is required to receive the webinar link.

Looking for ways to facilitate the review and approval of your RECAP submittals? Attend this webinar where Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, will review some of the common mistakes, misconceptions, and compliance issues with RECAP investigations and report submittals. Ensure your work plans and reports check all of LDEQ's boxes! 


Recordings of Past Events: 

 

 Brownfields Partner Events

National Brownfields Conference

Dates: December 8-11, 2021 **New Dates**

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

https://brownfields2021.org/

Join Brownfields stakeholders from across the country to learn tips and tricks for redeveloping Brownfields in your community and share your experience with other Brownfields enthusiasts! 


Brownfields Redevelopment Process: Module 4 Community Planning & Brownfields

Host: KSU TAB

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM CT

https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars/details?id=453

This 90-minute interactive session designed for participants involved in brownfields community planning will present different types of plans and planning tools related to brownfields redevelopment. The session will begin in a central meeting “room” which will briefly highlight the course material, then break out into virtual small groups to discuss how to utilize existing plans, when to initiate community engagement, and how to identify other surveys and studies needed for completing a successful redevelopment project. Finally, each small group will share their discussion with the larger group followed by time for Q&A.  

Webinar Recordings:

Event: McDonogh 19/ Future TEP Center Redevelopment in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward

Host: ULI Louisiana

Recording: https://youtu.be/hTJjGdIRXqU

Learn how the Leona Tate Foundation is rejuvenating a former elementary school in the Lower 9th Ward into the Tate, Etienne, and Provost (TEP) Interpretive Center. The renovated mixed-use facility will feature education and exhibition space dedicated to the history of New Orleans Public School Desegregation, Civil Rights, and restorative justice, as well as 25 deeply affordable residential units for seniors 55 and older.

 

Have a Brownfields-related event in Louisiana you would like included in our newsletter? Email event information to Brownfields@la.gov.