The Coralville Brownfields Program works to engage with local citizens through outreach events and occasional information in the City's e-newsletter, The Beat, and quarterly magazine, Coralville Connection.
The Coralville Brownfields team participates in area community events, including the annual "Seize the Carp" family event hosted by Take A Kid Outdoors - Iowa each summer. The team aims to educate citizens about Coralville’s accomplishments with environmental assessments and cleanups. Kids and adults participate in an oil spill experiment, learn how land can be contaminated by oil operations or pipelines carrying petroleum or natural gases, and create sand art.
Each spring, the City leads environmental work days with local junior high students. City staff and leaders work with the students in Coralville parks and teach them about the benefits of trees, native plants, and environmental cleanup. Often, these environmental work days are hosted in Brownfield zones; students receive fact sheets about Coralville Brownfields and the EPA Brownfields Program, learn what brownfield sites mean, and discover how potential brownfield sites could be identified.
The City gives presentations about the Coralville Brownfields Program for the University of Iowa’s Urban and Regional Planning graduate students and faculty to provide information about the City’s vision for the neighborhood and brownfields sites. These presentations are done in pursuit of youth education on the Historic Highway 6 Gateway Neighborhood (Brownfield Zone 6A).
The Coralville Brownfields Team can participate in community outreach events and offers presentations to groups of all ages and interests. To learn more, call 319.248.1720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.