Education, music and outdoor clean-up combined to envision a greener Fairmont Beltway

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Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center co-sponsored Storefront fair and neighborhood clean-up

April 28, 2015

Storefront Commuity Fair Collage

Fairmont, W.Va. – Clockwise top left:  1. Event organizers carRie Staton and Luke Elser, Northern wV BRownfields AssIstance CeNter, take a sunshine break in the Doorway of the Storefront community center, located at 305 10th St., Fairmont.  2. Faculty advisor Charles YUill and STUDENTS From the WVU Landscape Architecture dept. Review student plans for the area.   3. Organizers and visitors Enjoy music and food while discussing neighborhood projects including a new community garden.  4. Culture Thief entertains guests with indie folk fusion music. Photos by Tracy Novak, NRCCE.

More on the event:

WBOY Channel 12, Clarksburg, W.Va.

‘The Storefront’ Hosts Community Event in Fairmont

April 18, 2015 by lauren talotta, wboy marion and taylor county reporter

WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Fairmont, W.Va. – The new community center known as The Storefront hosted its first event since opening last month.

Saturday’s community fair was a way for residents to find out about the city’s ongoing revitalization efforts.

Several groups in attendance included the Fairmont Urban Renewal Authority, West Virginia University, and its Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.  All three are known as “Your Neighborhood, Your Future.”

Prior to the fair, the Fairmont BAD Buildings team sponsored a community cleanup in the Beltline neighborhood.

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CONTACT:  Carrie Staton; Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center
304.293.7071; Carrie.Staton@mail.wvu.edu

About Brownfields
Brownfields include all property, which is hindered from redevelopment, or reuse due to the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, or contaminant.  The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers were created in 2005 by the West Virginia Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement redevelopment projects.  

About the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers
The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute housed at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University and serves the northern 33 counties in West Virginia.  The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia is housed within the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and serves the southern 22 counties in West Virginia.

The NBAC is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy.

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