April 28, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE
Morgantown, W.Va. – Carrie Stanton representing the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative helped organize the very first “Brooke Glass Pickers” event this past Saturday (April 25) at the former Brooke Glass Factory in Wellsburg.
The event celebrated and worked to preserve the factory’s rich history while envisioning a new future.
A local corporation is working to redevelop the old factory and many want to call attention to the fact that glassware was produced for over 100 years at the site. Residents hope that any changes to the site will include its glass-making history.
West Virginia University students captured stories from former factory workers as part of the preservation event.
CONTACT: Carrie Staton; Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center
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.
Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative is a program of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center, which is housed in the West Virginia Water Research Institute at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.