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Media Advisory: EPA Promotes Development of Environmental Learning through a Partnership with Mississippi Valley State University

Release Date: 07/20/2010
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – July 19, 2010) On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce a new partnership with Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) during an inaugural Delta Environmental Summit in Itta Bena, MS.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between EPA and MVSU will be the highlight of a two day multi-media summit, where key environmental issues confronting communities in the Mississippi Delta will be discussed.

WHO: EPA, MVSU, the city of Greenville, MS, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other state local and county officials

WHAT: MOU Signing, Delta Environmental Summit

WHEN: MOU Signing - Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m.

        Delta Environmental Summit - Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: MVSU, Sutton Administration Building Auditorium, 14000 Hwy 82 West, Itta Bena, MS 38941

For more information contact Mr. Khristian Pettigrew at (800) 241-1754 or pettigrew.khristian@epa.gov.