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We have the opportunity to do something great for our three communities. Today, each time the public crosses the railroad (illegally), there is a human health risk and then comes into contact with contaminated soils. If we sit by and do nothing, we risk the health and safety of our residents.

On the other hand, if we engage in a collaborative cleanup effort, we ensure an enduring quality of life legacy for our community while preserving its character.

It’s up to each of us to decide what our front yard could look like.


You can find all documents and details including:

  • Brownfields Cooperative Agreement Work Plan
  • Brownfields Public Involvement Plan
  • EPA Brownfields Multipurpose Grant Application
  • EPA Brownfields Multipurpose Grant Award Announcement
  • DEQ Brownfields Brochure
  • Public OutreachQuestions and inquiries:
  • Ponderay Online Community Survey Results
  • Pend Oreille Build B Narrative


Questions and inquiries:

Erik Brubaker, City of Ponderay

  • Email address:
  • Office: 208 265 5468

Steve Gill, IDEQ

  • Email address:
  • Office: 208-666-4632



  • Project manager: Erik Brubaker – Planning, Parks and Development Director for City of Ponderay, Mr. Brubaker will lead the project and direct its contractor to ensure that all technical, administrative, and financial requirements are met
  • KayLeigh Miller, Planner – public outreach and project management,
  • Mayor Steve Geiger additional project management support.
  • Su Warren – clerk treasurer City of Ponderay’s financial lead for the project.
  • City Engineer – Jesse Herndon, HMH Engineering, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Project Engineer – Justin Shaw, HMH Engineering, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Brownfields – Steve Gill, Brownfields Analyst, IDEQ Coeur d’Alene Regional Office


The Front Yard Project Overview
  1. Details
  2. Benefits
  3. Background
  4. Brownfields Cleanup
  5. Frequently Asked
  6. Questions and Inquiries

If you’d like to stay informed and/or provide feedback on this project, you can do so here.

Get in touch.