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U.S. EPA Head Of Water Nancy Stoner To Tour Innovative SF Bayview Hunter’s Point Facility

Release Date: 01/27/2012
Contact Information: Media Contact: Mary Simms, simms.mary@epa.gov

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tomorrow, Nancy Stoner, the acting Assistant Administrator for Water at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., will tour the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park during a visit to California. Nearly every feature of the 1,500-square-foot facility pushes the envelope for innovation and is used to educate the public about renewable energy, pollution and greenhouse gas reduction, wastewater treatment, “green” building materials, and the green economy. The Bayview Hunters Point center was built in a disadvantaged area and made possible through stimulus funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Media are invited to participate in the open-press tour and interview Stoner along with key state, local and non-profit leaders to discuss this innovative public partnership aimed at increasing green jobs.

WHERE: San Francisco EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, 1 Heron's Head Park
Intersection of Jennings & Cargo Map:
http://www.tinyurl.com/hhpmap

WHEN: Friday, January 27th at 9:30 a.m

For more info, please visit the EcoCenter website: http://www.lejyouth.org/ecocenter/eco.html

To see more photos of this project visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/101244591056625637029/EcoCenterPhotoTour?feat=flashalbum#5541364979804335458

Members of the media: To RSVP for the tour please send an email with your name, contact and media affiliation to Mary Simms at simms.mary@epa.gov.

Additional Resources:
Brochure: Experience the EcoCenter (PDF)
Factsheet: Heron’s Head Park ARRA Project Facts (PDF)
EcoCenter Overview Presentation slides

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