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Free Public Open Ship Event in New London, Thurs. Aug. 27

Release Date: 08/26/2009
Contact Information: Jeanethe Falvey, (617) 918-1020

Media Advisory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
New England Regional Office
August 26, 2009


Contact: Jeanethe Falvey, (617) 918-1020
EPA New England Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1010

Free Public Open Ship Event in New London, Thurs. Aug. 27, 10:00 – 2:00

Join the CT Dept. of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as we welcome the public onboard EPA’s 224’ Ocean Research Vessel, the “BOLD”

(Boston, Mass. – Aug. 26, 2009) – The general public is invited to tour EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel, the Bold at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, CT tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

What:
Explore EPA’s only ocean going research vessel, docked across from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Eagle, in celebration of Coastal America Day. Families are invited to bring your budding marine scientists to explore the ship, play with Long Island Sound organisms and talk to the Captain on the bridge! The ship’s crew will accompany staff from the EPA and CT DEP to guide the public through the ship and help answer any questions.

Who:
EPA New England; CT Department of Environmental Protection welcome you aboard the OSV Bold!

Where:
Pier 7, Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach Street, New London, CT.

When:
Thursday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

More information about the BOLD can be found at:
www.epa.gov/ne/boldkids
www.epa.gov/osvbold

Directions:

Northbound
on I-95 Take Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight at light onto Huntington Street. Take right onto Jay Street. Go straight onto Truman Street, then left onto Blinman Street. Follow Blinman Street to Howard Street and go straight onto Howard Street. Then make left onto Walbach Street and right onto East Street. Park entrance is on the left.

Southbound on I-95 Take Exit 84S (Downtown New London). Few miles down merge onto Eugene O’Neill Drive. Follow Eugene O’Neill Drive and take left onto Tilley Street. Make right onto Bank Street and then left onto Howard Street. Follow Howard Street and make left onto Walbach Street, then right onto East Street. Park entrance is on the left.

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