Upcoming Events and Trainings


LDEQ Hosted Upcoming Events

Event: 2022 Louisiana Brownfields Conference 

Date: October 5 & 6, 2022

Time:   9:30a: Check In & Networking

            10:00a – 5:00pm: Conference Sessions

Location:  Terrebonne Parish Library - North Branch, 4130 West Park Avenue, Gray, LA, 70359


Agenda and additional information: 

The event is free but registration is required as space is limited and so we can plan accordingly for lunch.  

Does your community have abandoned buildings, old gas stations, junk yards or other potentially contaminated property that you would like to see redeveloped? Are you thinking about buying an abandoned property to help it reach its potential?  Are you hesitant to move forward due to concerns over environmental liability and possible cleanup expenses? Redeveloping abandoned, idled, or underutilized real property (a.k.a. a Brownfield site) is both a challenge and an opportunity. Join South Central Planning and Development Commission, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University and the Louisiana Brownfields Association for a FREE 2-day workshop October 5-6, 2022, to fill up your tool box with resources and information to put these sites back into productive use and help spur further economic and community revitalization.

Questions? Need additional information or have questions about this event? Contact:

                      Rebecca Otte, LDEQ Brownfields Coordinator:

                      Lesley Long, SCPDC Brownfields Coordinator:


LDEQ Past Events & Recordings

Event: StoryMaps Webinar: Conveying your Brownfields Story

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Looking for an effective way to communicate your Brownfields Program to community groups, elected officials, and other Brownfields stakeholders? Join our dynamic panel discussion with three successful Brownfields Programs that have effectively employed StoryMaps to engage their community and promote their programs. Learn how this tool can help build momentum for your Brownfields Program and market your resources to developers and community organizations to facilitate the reuse of blighted properties.

Featured Panelists:

  • Savannah Richards, New Mexico Environmental Department – StoryMap
  • Madeline Dillner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission - StoryMap
  • Alicia Wiltz, Acadiana Planning Commission 

Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No.  1: Soil Sampling Best Practices 

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Join Keith Horn, Senior Environmental Scientist with LDEQ's Remediation Division, as he outlines soil sampling best practices for RECAP investigations including common soil sampling issues and RECAP requirements that apply to soil sampling events. Learn how to ensure your sampling events conform to DEQ’s regulations and properly characterize your site to facilitate future development. 

Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 2: Back to Basics

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Join Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, for this informative presentation on LDEQ's Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) where she'll lay the groundwork for RECAP-compliant investigations and reports with special attention to data analysis. Don't miss this opportunity to come up to speed on RECAP or sharpen your existing RECAP skills with this extended training! 

Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 3: Developing an Effective Sampling Plan

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021


LDEQ Environmental Senior Scientist Keith Horn will review how to effectively develop a sampling plan for a RECAP investigation. Join this interactive webinar to ensure your sampling event meets LDEQ requirements to reduce the cost and time it takes to resample a site.

Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No. 4: Common Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Compliance Issues

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Looking for ways to facilitate the review and approval of your RECAP submittals? Attend this webinar where Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, will review some of the common mistakes, misconceptions, and compliance issues with RECAP investigations and report submittals. Ensure your work plans and reports check all of LDEQ's boxes!  

 Event: 2021 RECAP Training Series: Webinar No.  5: The Ins and Outs of the VRP

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021


LDEQ's Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) is a useful tool to facilitate the cleanup of sites throughout Louisiana. Join Jennifer Schatzle, LDEQ's Brownfields and VRP Technical Liaison, for an overview of the VRP including:

  • How is the VRP different from a traditional investigation?
  • What sites would benefit from the VRP?
  • What are the advantages and considerations of enrolling a site into the VRP?
  • Who's eligible to apply?  


Recordings of Past Events: 


 Brownfields Partner Events

National Brownfields Conference

Dates: August 16-19, 2022 **New Dates**

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Join Brownfields stakeholders from across the country to learn tips and tricks for redeveloping Brownfields in your community and share your experience with other Brownfields enthusiasts! 

Webinar Recordings:

Event: McDonogh 19/ Future TEP Center Redevelopment in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward

Host: ULI Louisiana


Learn how the Leona Tate Foundation is rejuvenating a former elementary school in the Lower 9th Ward into the Tate, Etienne, and Provost (TEP) Interpretive Center. The renovated mixed-use facility will feature education and exhibition space dedicated to the history of New Orleans Public School Desegregation, Civil Rights, and restorative justice, as well as 25 deeply affordable residential units for seniors 55 and older.


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