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Tour and Media Availability Scheduled for San Antonio’s Mission Reach Project

Release Date: 05/09/2011
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

Clean Water means Critical Health, Economic and Livability Benefits for American Communities

(DALLAS – May 9, 2011) A tour and media availability of San Antonio’s Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and San Antonio River Authority (SARA) announced today. The $245.7 million Mission Reach project is transforming an eight mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality riparian woodland ecosystem. This unique project restores reverie features and riparian woodlands, reintroduces native plants, enhances aquatic habitat, and reconnects cultural and historical features.

Recognizing the importance of clean water and healthy watersheds to our economy, environment and communities, the Obama administration last month released a national clean water framework that showcases its comprehensive commitment to protecting the health of America’s waters. The Mission Reach Project tour and media availability will highlight this commitment.

WHO: Al Armendariz, EPA Regional Administrator
Colonel Richard J. Muraski, Jr., District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Suzanne Scott, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt Park
331 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78210

Note to Correspondents: Media availability will occur at the Mission Road parking lot next to the San Antonio River.
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