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TODAY: EPA Chief and other Obama Administration Officials to Discuss Progress and Plans for Everglades Restoration at Everglades Coalition Conference in Stuart, FL

Release Date: 01/06/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA, GA – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will give keynote remarks at the 27th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference. During the conference, she and other government officials will discuss plans for continuing historic progress in Everglades restoration. Business leaders, elected officials and environmentalists will gather to discuss opportunities and challenges for restoring the Everglades’ unique ecosystem.

Who: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Rachel Jacobson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, DOI
Ann Mills, Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA

What: 27th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference

When: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM (EST)

Where: Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina
555 NE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34996 USA


The Everglades Coalition Conference is the largest annual forum for Everglades conservation and restoration, bringing together the Coalition’s 54 allied organizations with local, state and federal partners. This year’s conference theme is Everglades Restoration: Worth Every Penny. Building on recent successes, panelists and attendees will discuss strategies for advancing Everglades restoration through strengthened and new partnerships.

For additional information, please visit: www.evergladescoalition.org/conference.htm.