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Maryland’s Inaugural Statewide Brownfield Conference
Toward Beneficial Reuse

Conference Schedule and "Meet-Ups" Details below


The inaugural Maryland statewide brownfield conference will provide a forum for local governments, consultants, attorneys, developers, and non-governmental organizations to learn and share information about brownfields and to promote increased awareness about the processes and technologies that move brownfields toward beneficial reuse in Maryland’s communities. See website.  

The two-half-days conference on November 16 and 17 will be organized with more foundational/basic information presented on the first day and more technical presentations the second day. Anticipated presentation topics include: solar facility generation on brownfields; review of federal and state technical and financial assistance options; drycleaner cleanup challenges; and local government brownfield case studies. 

Register for the Conference

New! Brownfield Conference Schedule

Meet-Up Group Brownfield Tours

The first day, November 16, of the inaugural Maryland statewide brownfield conference will offer opportunities for in-person engagement for conference attendees with meet-up group brownfield tours organized throughout the state, followed by social gatherings/networking events at restaurants or breweries near the brownfield sites (pending local COVID-19 restriction changes). Available meet-up group brownfield tours are located as follows:

  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Easton, MD: Tour will be led by Sara Ramotnik, Policy Manager for ESLC ♦ social/networking event location: Legal Assets in Easton
  • Carvel Hall, Crisfield, MD (former manufacturing facility): Tour will be led by Garrett Greenlee, Director of Engineering and Renewable Energy for Element Consulting Services, LLC ♦ social/networking event location: J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum in Crisfield (drinks and appetizers will be provided gratis!)
  • Rails to trails project, Mount Airy, MD: Tour will be led by Barney Quinn, Mount Airy Town Engineer and Michael Bell, environmental consultant ♦ social/networking event location: Twin Arch Tavern in Mount Airy
  • Carroll Creek, Frederick, MD (creekside former commercial/industrial sites): our will be led by Richard Griffin, CeCD, AICP, Director, Department of Economic Development, City of Frederick ♦ social/networking event location: Smoketown Creekside brewery in Frederick (food trucks will also be available starting at 5:00!)
  • Leonardtown Wharf, Leonardtown, MD (former industrial site): Tour will be led by Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator, Leonardtown ♦ social/networking event location: Brudergarten at Shepherd's Old Field Market in Leonardtown (the market shops will also be open for this special event!)
  • Former B&O Railroad Rolling Mill Plant, Cumberland, MD: Tour will be led by Mayor Ray Morriss ♦ social/networking event location: Patrick's Pub in Cumberland
  • Former dry cleaner, Chestertown, MD: Tour will be led by Bill Ingersoll, Town Manager, Chestertown; and Jamie Williams, CEcD, Director, Economic & Tourism Development, Kent County ♦ social/networking event location: The Retriever Bar in Chestertown

Register for: Meet-Up Group Brownfield Tours
@ Maryland Brownfield Conference

New! Brownfield Meet-Up Tour Schedule