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Charles Town Goes Green in Evitts Run Brownfield Project

The city of Charles Town, WV has been active on brownfields revitalization in its downtown and core neighborhoods since U.S. EPA awarded its first Brownfields Assessment grant in 2000. The community has undertaken many revitalization projects since, and is now focused on an ambitious initiative to transform waterfront brownfields on the Evitts Run Creek into a new park, recreation, and nature area with innovative green infrastructure that will boost a distressed neighborhood and protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed. A core component of the initiative will be to deploy an innovative, watershed-scale, multi-BMP stormwater treatment train along a 0.7-mile stretch of the Evitts Run Creek on the portion flowing through the Charles Town community before it joins the Shenandoah River, flows into the Potomac River and then the Chesapeake Bay. Key components of the "Evitts Run Creek Green Infrastructure Park" will include a new on-line wet stormwater lake and park space…Log In to Read Full Article

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