In the second session of the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) Virtual Seminar Series, representatives from the Northern West Virginia Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC) highlighted a collaborative project with the Save the Tygart Watershed Association as well as the resources provided by WVU Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB).
- Raymond Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist at the WV Northern Brownfield Assistance Center, and Kelley Flaherty, Executive Director at Save the Tygart Watershed Association, discussed the collaboration between the two organizations on the remediation of the Carr China Brownfield Site along the Tygart River near Grafton, WV. Save the Tygart was awarded an EPA grant for the project to aid with remediation and has been working with the Fulcrum Project through WVU on the landscape design to allow for public enjoyment once remediation is complete. Both Raymond and Kelley appreciate the assistance that has been provided for the project from many different organizations and groups.
- Carrie Staton, Director of the Northern WV Brownfield Assistance Center, discussed WVU Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) and the resources they provide. WVU TAB includes NBAC, WVU Community Engagement Lab, and the WVU School of Public Health. The program aims to help communities understand the environmental and human health risks of brownfield sites, as well as provide assistance in acquiring, assessing, and cleaning up brownfield sites. WVU TAB has four key areas of support: brownfield education, resource identification, community capacity and local brownfield support, and project development and design assistance.