Pennsylvania DEP Encourages Stakeholders to Register for Annual Statewide Brownfields Conference

Time is Running out to Take Advantage of Early-Bird Registration

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded private developers, economic development professionals and government officials to register for the annual Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference, to be held Dec. 9-11, at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia. Stakeholders can save money by registering on or before Friday, Nov. 8.

The conference, hosted by DEP, in partnership with the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, is the largest brownfields networking and education event in Pennsylvania.

The theme of this year's conference, "Positioning for the Future," will highlight building community partnerships, incorporating sustainable design into projects, accessing financial assistance and keeping abreast of regulatory changes. New to this year's conference will be an optional opportunity to meet with the directors of DEP's regional offices and members of their environmental cleanup and local government staff.

Brownfields are properties that are in need of expansion, redevelopment or reuse, but because of actual or anticipated hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, that work is made more challenging. Pennsylvania's approach to brownfields redevelopment has proven to be a national model for transforming abandoned, idle properties into places of environmental protection and economic opportunity.

To register for the conference, or to view a full list of presentations and speakers, visit www.eswp.com/brownfields.

To learn more about brownfields redevelopment in Pennsylvania, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the "PA Brownfields Conference" banner, or call 717-783-1566.

Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection



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