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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and Partners Finish Ottawa River Legacy Act Cleanup

Release Date: 12/09/2010
Contact Information: CONTACT: Peter Cassell, 312-886-6234, cassell.peter@epa.gov

For Immediate Release No. 10-OPA148

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and Partners Finish Ottawa River Legacy Act Cleanup

(CHICAGO – Dec. 9, 2010)

WHO:

    Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator (Great Lakes).
    Ohio State Rep. Matt Szollosi.
    Chris Korleski, Director, Ohio EPA.
    Charlie Wooley, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region.
WHAT: Announcement of the completion of the Ottawa River cleanup.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ottawa River Yacht Club, 5844 Edgewater Drive, Toledo, Ohio.

BACKGROUND: The Great Lakes Legacy Act project to clean up a 5-mile stretch of the Ottawa River and Sibley Creek is finished.

The completion of this project marks further progress in the cleanup of the Maumee River Area of Concern, a key priority under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

For more information on this project, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/glla/ottawa/.

For more information on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, please visit: http://greatlakesrestoration.us.

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