PRESS RELEASE | ADEQ, ADOT and Keep Arizona Beautiful Host Free Environmental Resources Roadshow in Springerville, Apache County

Press Release
Waste Division
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Everyone is invited: community members, elected officials, tribes, government agencies, school representatives and business members.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB) staff will conduct an “Environmental Resources Roadshow,” where attendees will learn about ways to improve their local environment.

Event: 

Date: Thurs., July 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Apache County Round Valley Annex Conference Room
Address: 309 S. Mountain Avenue
Springerville, AZ 85938

The Environmental Resources Roadshow partnership encourages community members, business people, tribes, elected officials, government agencies and school representatives in Springerville, Eagar, St. Johns and the surrounding area to attend this no-cost, two-hour event. Following brief presentations, attendees can engage in open dialogue and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Topics

  • ADEQ: Successful recycling programs such as electronic waste and food recovery 
  • ADEQ: How communities can benefit from ADEQ’s brownfields grants and technical expertise 
  • KAZB: Statewide litter prevention, recycling and beautification programs, including an overview of the ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer program 

Resources

Event Flyer | Download >
Event Video | Download >
ADEQ Recycling Programs | Visit page >
ADEQ Electronic Waste Toolkit | Visit page >
EPA Food Recovery | Visit page >
ADEQ Brownfields Assistance Program | Visit page >

Background

ADEQ – Recycling
ADEQ’s recycling program, which began 1991, has facilitated recycling initiatives in every county in Arizona. Currently, the program focuses on hosting environmental roadshows across the state, particularly in rural areas, to educate Arizonans about what they can do to establish or enhance recycling programs to protect and preserve their environment Learn More > 

ADEQ – Brownfields Grant Program 
Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties where reuse is complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination. The spaces may include sites contaminated by hazardous substances, petroleum or mine-scarred land. ADEQ’s Brownfields Assistance Program conducts projects through Arizona’s State Response Grant using funds provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. The program has funded more than 50 projects, assisting entities such as local governments, schools, hospitals, nonprofits and now tribes in completing environmental assessments, cleanup and restoration | Learn More > 

ADOT – Adopt a Highway Volunteer Program
The Adopt a Highway volunteer program provides a multimillion-dollar labor value to Arizona taxpayers by helping to keep our highways clean. The program began in 1988 in Globe and today there are volunteer groups in every county of the Grand Canyon State, especially in rural Arizona, where volunteer litter pickup provides big savings in maintenance costs. Learn More > 

Keep Arizona Beautiful
KAZB is a statewide nonprofit (founded in 1988) with the mission to empower citizens and communities to care for their environment through litter abatement, recycling, and beautification. The KAZB Affiliate Network provides communities with resources and best practice training to tackle their local environmental challenges | Learn More > 

Are you interested in the Environmental Resources Roadshow presenting in your community | Learn More >