Upcoming Events and Trainings


LDEQ Hosted Upcoming Events

Event: 2023 Louisiana Brownfields Conference 

Date: October 25-26, 2023

Location:  Convention Hall - 915 3rd Street, Alexandria, LA

Hotel Accommodations: Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria - 701 4th Street, Alexandria                                                                                                                               Hotel Block: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Brownfield Conference                                                                             Group Code: LDE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Book a room HERE or call (318) 541-8333

Join the Louisiana Brownfields Program and our conference partner, the City of Alexandria, for our 2023 state Brownfields Conference! This FREE two-day conference is packed with information, resourcces, and expert insights on significant Brownfield topics including:

  • How to prioritize Brownfield sites and build an inventory
  • How to attract developers to rural communities
  • EPA guidance on the new Infrastruture Investment and Jobs Act Funding 
  • How to navigate the adjudication process for blighted tax delinquent properties in your community
  • Federal, State, and Local resources to support Brownfield projects, AND MORE!


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Brownfield Partner Events

Event: KSU TAB's 2023 Brownfields Grant Writing Training Webinar Series: It is Never too Early to Start

Dates and Times: Webinars will be held from 1:30-3:30 pm CDT every Thursday for 6 weeks starting on April 20th

This webinar series was designed to determine your readiness for an EPA Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, or Cleanup (MARC) Grant followed by guidance to prepare you for the next competition. Learn from seasoned grant writers and subject matter experts on how to tell your story effectively and craft a successful application! Each webinar will be roughly 2 hours, including questions and answers. If you are unable to make each individual webinar, a recording will be available before the next webinar is scheduled. To view webinar topics for each week and register, visit the event's page here

Event: How to Get the Money! A Grant Writing Workshop to Address Your Blighted Properties

Dates: June 14-15, 2023

Location: Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE

Join the Nebraska Department of Environmental Energy (NDEE), KSU TAB, and EPA for this FREE Brownfields Grant Writing Workshop. The workshop was designed for Nebraska communities, but the informationm may be tailored to fit your community's application. If you're interested in additional details and registration information contact Taryn Horn with NDEE at  

Event: National Brownfields Training Conference  

Dates: August 8-11, 2023

Location:  Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit, MI

Learn about available financial and technical resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to transform your community Brownfield sites into community assets. Learn more here.

Intersted in a conference scholarship to attend the conference? LDEQ plans to offer a limited number of scholarships to nonprofit and government entities to help defray the cost to attend. If you are intersted in a scholarship, please send an email to to be notified once the scholarship application is available.             

LDEQ Past Events & Recordings

Event: 2022 Louisiana Brownfields Conference 

Date: October 5 & 6, 2022

Time:   9:30a: Check In & Networking

            10:00a – 5:00pm: Conference Sessions

Location:  Terrebonne Parish Library - North Branch, 4130 West Park Avenue, Gray, LA, 70359

Presentations:  under "Resources"

Does your community have abandoned buildings, old gas stations, junk yards or other potentially contaminated property that you would like to see redeveloped? Are you thinking about buying an abandoned property to help it reach its potential?  Are you hesitant to move forward due to concerns over environmental liability and possible cleanup expenses? Redeveloping abandoned, idled, or underutilized real property (a.k.a. a Brownfield site) is both a challenge and an opportunity. Join South Central Planning and Development Commission, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University and the Louisiana Brownfields Association for a FREE 2-day workshop October 5-6, 2022, to fill up your tool box with resources and information to put these sites back into productive use and help spur further economic and community revitalization.

Questions? Need additional information or have questions about this event? Contact:

                      Rebecca Otte, LDEQ Brownfields Coordinator:

                      Lesley Long, SCPDC Brownfields Coordinator:

Event: StoryMaps Webinar: Conveying your Brownfields Story

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021


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


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


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


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: Common Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Compliance Issues

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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!  

 Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No.  5: The Ins and Outs of the VRP

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021


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?  


Recordings of Past Events: 


 Brownfields Partner Events

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