ReVenture Park has been recognized as Business Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
Described as Charlotte’s first eco-industrial park, the development is along the Catawba River near the U.S. National Whitewater Center in northwest Mecklenburg County, and has earned a Wildlife Federation 2016 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award.
The federation said the park was recognized for its “innovative ‘brownfield’ restoration site that is transforming more than 600 acres of Superfund-designated land into a hub for renewable energy, recycling and wildlife habitat restoration. The ReVenture Park includes vast wildlife meadows, riparian buffers, a conservation easement protecting land, prescribed burns for management, and public use of nature trails,” according to a press release.
Built on the site of the former Sandoz Chemical Corp. plant, ReVenture opened in 2014 and includes such green-minded tenants as Waste Knot Wood Recycling, The ReNewable Gas Company and EV Fleet electric vehicles.