The Town of Dinosaur Receives EPA Grant to Turn School into Community Center

With a population of not quite 300 people, when Dinosaur, Colorado gets good news it really does affect the whole community.  According to The Daily Sentinel, the town recently received a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the EPA Brownfields grant awards. Brownfields are properties where foreign substances like pollutants and contaminants make it difficult for reuse or redevelopment. The town has an old school that is about 15,000-square-feet and was built in 1962. The hope is to turn the site into a community center. This funding, with 20 percent matched by the town, will focus on cleaning the site as an assessment found metals, PCBs, inorganic materials and other contaminants.

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