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Home Maintenance and Code Enforcement

The Greenville County Human Relations Commission and the City of Greenville are sponsoring a series of public workshops that will explore some of the resources and options available to help homeowners maintain their homes.  The second topic of the series is "Home Maintenance and Code Enforcement," which will be offered on November 15 at the Juanita Butler Center.  
from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us to learn how to maintain the comfort and livability of your home and discuss rights and processes related to code enforcement. Door prizes and a light meal will be provided. For more information, please call 467-7095.  You can also find out more information and register online by selecting the highlighted date and text.

Brownfields Lunch and Learn

Revolving Loan Fund

The City of Greenville's Community Development Division hosted a lunch and learn on November 10 at the Kroc Center discussing the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. At the event, representatives from the City of Greenwood, SC, the City of Rock Hill, SC, and Anderson county presented and participated in a panel discussion on the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund process.

The Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) is available to help finance environmental cleanup at Brownfields sites. The BCRLF is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to he South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Contral (SC DEHEC).  Non-profit and government agencies may be forgiven of up to 30% of a $200,000 loan. For-profit borrowers may be eligible to receive these loans at interest rates below the market.

The BCRLF gives non-profit, for-profit, and government agencies an opportunity to clean up and remove environmental agents referenced in a Voluntary Cleanup Contract (VCC) entered into by perspective buyers.  The funds may also be used towards costs associated with meeting VCC requirements and site-monitoring activities that reasonable and necessary during the cleanup process.

For more information call the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (803) 327-9041 or email

Carolina High School - Environmental Science Classes
Students from Carolina High School Environmental Science Classes explored Lake Conestee Nature Park and mill as part of their Brownfields studies.

Exploring Brownfields

Carolina High school students from Mrs. Whitaker’s environmental science classes presented to City of Greenville staff and school administration their class projects on Brownfields.  The project was titled Re-GREENville and included the concepts of population growth, land use, water, soil, and pollution.  Students worked on their projects in groups and created presentation to explain their studies on Brownfields.  The presentations were judged by school administration, teachers, and City of Greenville staff.  The top two groups presented at the Brownfields Lunch and Learn held on November 10. The presentations concluded their studies on brownfields and the Re-GREENville project.

City of Greenville staff accompanied the class on two field trips throughout the course of the class’s Re-GREENville project studies.  The students studied local brownfields in the downtown area, such as the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Mayberry Park and were able to spend a day exploring Lake Conestee Nature park and mill where they studied the land and collected and tested water samples from the Reedy River.

These young scholars were eager to learn and explore brownfields and other topics pertaining to the environment. They will be able to use this knowledge as they head to college or careers in the next year or two.

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