EPA Brownfields Assessment

EPA LogoBrownfield Overview - Menasha
Grant Funding ($500,000)
  • EPA has selected the City of Menasha for a Brownfields Assessment Grant. Community-wide grant funds will be used to inventory and prioritize sites and conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to develop cleanup plans and an area-wide planning study, and to support community outreach activities. The target areas for this grant are the downtown and waterfront areas in the City of Menasha. Priority sites include two former paper mills, a former residential and steam cleaning business, and a 60-acre former industrial and fill area adjacent to a community park.
  • Brownfields Assessment Grant Fact Sheet
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What is the EPA Brownfield Program? 

  • EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfield sites.
  • EPA Brownfields Program
Brownfield Advisory Committee
The City of Menasha Redevelopment Authority (RDA) serves as the City's Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC). If you would like to provide feedback or participate in upcoming meetings, please visit the Agenda & Minutes page to find the schedule and previous meeting packets. For questions or site recommendations: please reach out to Sam Schroeder via email.