The City of Steamboat is inviting the public to participate in a local workshop on sustainability next month. The workshop will include discussions on smart growth strategies designed to support the rural landscape, help existing places thrive, support local economic development, and create great new places. The workshop will be led by the EPA and is funded by their Building Blocks for Sustainability program. Steamboat was one of 22 communities across the country to recently receive technical assistance from the Building Blocks program. The EPA is conducting workshops in each of the communities and is focusing on the individual challenges and opportunities related to growth in each area. According to the EPA, the program is designed to help communities “pursue development strategies that support smart growth and sustainability goals, and encourage local economic development.” The workshop will take place Monday, July 13th at 6:30 at Centennial Hall.