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.
In 2016, the City of Coralville’s Brownfields team participated in a "Seize the Carp" family event to educate citizens about Coralville’s accomplishments with environmental assessments and cleanups. Kids participated in an oil spill experiment, learned how land can be contaminated by oil operations or pipeline carrying petroleum or natural gases, and created at a sand art bar.
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. In spring 2016, seventh and eight graders from Northwest Junior High were hosted in the City Brownfield zones 5A, 5C and 6A. Informational flyers and fact sheets about Coralville Brownfields and the EPA Brownfields Program were distributed. Students were explained what brownfield sites mean and how potential brownfield sites could be identified.
In pursuing youth education on Historic Highway 6 Gateway Neighborhood (Zone 6A), the City of Coralville delivered a presentation about the Coralville Brownfield Program for the University of Iowa’s Urban and Regional Graduate Planning graduate students and faculty to provide information about the City’s vision for the neighborhood and brownfields sites beyond.