Thursday, August 24, 2017

EPA awards City of Jacksonville, four local organizations with Excellence in Site Reuse Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the City of Jacksonville, Florida and four local organizations with its Excellence in Site Reuse award for Region 4 last week, honoring them for their work on the Jacksonville Ash and Brown's Dump Superfund sites.

Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, Regency Centers, NAI Hallmark Partners and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Holiness Church are being recognized with the city. The organizations worked together to turn the Superfund sites into productive properties, emphasizing sustainability and working with the EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Through their work, the sites now host a community center/church, residential and retail developments and a non-profit urban park and amphitheater. Properties within the sites owned by the City of Jacksonville now host the City Animal Care and Protective Services and the MaliVai Washington Youth Tennis Center, where the awards presentation took place.

The EPA created the Excellence in Site Reuse Awards to honor organizations, like this year’s winners, that have made a beneficial use of Superfund sites. The work done at the Jacksonville Ash and Brown’s Dump sites emphasize the positive uses Superfund sites can be put to, benefitting human health, the environment and the communities where they are located.


Organizations in this story

EPA Region 4 (Southeast) 61 Forsyth St SW Atlanta, GA - 30303

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC - 20460

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