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TUESDAY: EPA to Award Urban Waters Grant in Atlanta

Release Date: 06/21/2012
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293, marraccini.davina@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – June 21, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce the recipient of an Urban Waters Program grant in Atlanta on Tuesday. EPA’s Urban Water Program supports communities in their efforts to access, improve and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Urban waters can be canals, rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, estuaries, bays and oceans in urbanized areas.

Many urban waterways have been polluted for years by sewage, runoff from city streets and contamination from abandoned industrial facilities. Healthy and accessible urban waters can help grow local businesses and enhance educational, recreational, employment and social opportunities in nearby communities. By promoting public access to urban waterways, EPA will help communities become active participants in restoration and protection.

WHO: Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water;
Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator; and

      Community leaders

WHAT: Urban waters grant announcement

WHEN: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11 - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Grove Park
709 Hortense Place NW
      Atlanta, Ga.


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