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BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM

Headwaters RC&D has received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help clean up Brownfields sites in the seven-county region and will be soliciting eligible projects beginning immediately. The funds are applicable to sites that have been impacted by petroleum as well as hazardous substances and are designed to support the redevelopment of the property leading to economic growth. Headwaters staff can also help you navigate getting no cost environmental assessments from the DEQ or EPA and navigating eligibility for the Montana Petroleum Fund. It's a good idea to confirm eligibility before putting an offer in on a property. Our community assistance is no cost thanks to grant funding by the EPA and Montana DEQ.

What is a Brownfield?

A Brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment. Learn more about types of sites and contaminants reported at brownfields and community actions for their cleanup and reuse.

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A Brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

What's a Brownfield Site?

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Our vision is to connect you to resources to help breathe life into empty commercial spaces, transform vacancy into vitality, community eyesores into assets and dead zones into opportunity zones for the dreamers, doers, entrepreneurs, businesses and the communities of Southwestern Montana.

Headwaters RC&D region includes Beaverhead, Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Butte-Silver Bow counties.

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For more information contact: 

Melissa Wanamaker

Brownfield Program Manager

mwanamaker@headwatersrcd.org

(406) 533-6781

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