Green River’s train depot will soon become a community center, thanks to a $200,000 grant from Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA ‘Brownfield Funds’ are given to communities to clean up contaminated industrial sites and develop them for community use.
Misty Springer is the grant specialist for Green River. She says big plans are in store for the train depot. “It’s quite exciting,” she says “It will be used hopefully we’ll have perhaps a restaurant there. There’ll be community gathering spaces, spots for incubator businesses and hopefully space for artists.”
The city was one of 171 communities to receive the Brownfield Funding, which distributes over $60 million to communities each year. The city of Sheridan was the only other community in Wyoming to receive the grant--to clean up an industrial area in its downtown.