Salmonberry Trail Brownfields Assessment Project
Tillamook County receives EPA grant to help further the proposed Salmonberry Trail Project!
Tillamook County has received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant for the proposed Salmonberry Trail project. This three-year grant allows us to assess brownfield properties along the proposed Salmonberry Trail Corridor. Brownfield sites are defined as vacant or underutilized property where actual or perceived environmental contamination complicates its expansion or redevelopment. This grant will be used to complete a brownfields inventory along the proposed trail, and rank the sites to determine which ones will be assessed further. Up to 40 sites will receive Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) (youtube.com), and from those, 6 will be chosen for Phase II ESAs (youtube.com). The goal of the assessment process is to identify sites that would pose the most benefit to the community or trail project by being cleaned up and/or redeveloped.
We need your input! Here is how you can become involved in the Salmonberry Trail Brownfield Assessment process:
- See the map of the brownfields that have been identified so far along the proposed Salmonberry Trail Corridor (GIS Map)
- Read the Public Involvement Plan and learn more about the project, who is doing what and why we need your input
- Public Input Map for the Salmonberry Trail EPA Brownfield Assessment Project (GIS Map)
- Contact Annette Pampush (503-842-3902) or Chris Chiola (503-842-3409) for more information
We look forward to working with you!
- Salmonberry Trail Brownfields Assessment – Fact Sheet October 2015
- Salmonberry Trail – Make History, Join the Journey (youtube.com)
- Salmonberry Corridor Coalition (wordpress.com)
- Washington County town of Banks emerging as nexus of long regional trails (Oregonlive.com)
- Salmonberry Trail Videos
- Salmonberry Trail Corridor EPA Brownfields Assessment Web Map Gallery