ADEQ, ADOT and Keep Arizona Beautiful Host Free Environmental Resources Roadshows

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: Wed, Nov. 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Camp Verde Town Hall, Council Chambers
Address: 473 S. Main Street
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

The Environmental Resources Roadshow partnership encourages community members, tribes, business people, elected officials, government agencies and school representatives in Camp Verde and the surrounding area to attend this free, 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 
  • ADOT: Volunteer process for adopting sections of Arizona highways for litter cleanup  
  • KAZB: Statewide litter prevention, recycling and beautification programs  

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
Over the years, the ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer program has provided a multi-million dollar labor value to Arizona taxpayers by keeping our highways clean. ADOT’s Adopt a Highway volunteer program began in 1988 in Globe. Today there are volunteers 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 > 

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