Press Release

Brownfields grant seeks inventory of eligible properties.

There is an opportunity for property owners and communities to learn more about potentially contaminated properties and how to clean them. The Midcoast Economic Development District (MCEDD) has been awarded a U.S. EPA grant to inventory and assess potential brownfield properties. MCEDD covers Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Knox Counties, as well as the municipalities of Brunswick, Harpswell, Lincolnville, Searsmont, Belmont, or Northport.

A brownfield site is any property where there is known or potential contamination that is impeding future use. MCEDD is looking for your help in creating an inventory of brownfield properties in the region. If you are aware of, or own, a potential brownfield site we want to know about it. Fill out a site nomination form on our website at:

Examples of possible brownfield sites include properties that have or once had: gas stations, auto shops, dry cleaners, industrial buildings, schools, and marinas. Sites identified may be eligible for financial assistance in determining the existence and type of potential contamination.

For more information contact Scott Hastings by email at or by phone at (207) 370-6045.