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TOMORROW: EPA Administrator Travels to New Orleans to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary/Four-day visit will include visits with students, residents and community organizations

Release Date: 08/25/2010
Contact Information: Alisha Johnson johnson.alisha@epa.gov 202-564-4373

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to New Orleans tomorrow for a series of events commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the continued rebuilding of neighborhoods and areas devastated by the hurricane. She will remain in the region until Sunday.

Administrator Jackson, a native of New Orleans, who grew up in Pontchartrain Park, will speak to students on her New Orleans upbringing, Hurricane Katrina’s impact and EPA’s role in helping to revive and restore the region. Administrator Jackson will also give remarks to several environmental and community organizations and speak with residents and local volunteers.

Additional information about Administrator Jackson’s schedule will be released when it becomes available.

To request an interview with Administrator Jackson, please email johnson.alisha@epa.gov.

TOMORROW, Thursday, August 26, 2010

10:45 AM CDT Meet and Greet with Metairie Academy Students
Metairie Academy Cafeteria
201 Metairie Road

              Metairie, La.
              OPEN PRESS

1:15 PM CDT Keynote Speech at Earth Institute Conference
              Tulane University
              Lavin Bernick Center, Qatar Room, 212
              New Orleans, La.
              OPEN PRESS

Friday, August 27, 2010

9:30 AM CDT Remarks and Q&A at Student Summit
              The Wilson School
              3617 General Pershing Street
              New Orleans, La.
              OPEN PRESS
11 AM CDT Tulane University Wave of Green Volunteer Event
              1 Collin Diboll Circle
              New Orleans, La.
OPEN PRESS

2:30 PM CDT Remarks at TEDxNOLA Conference
              Le Petit Theatre, 616 St Peter Street
              New Orleans, La.
              OPEN PRESS

Saturday, August 27, 2010

12:00 PM CDT Remarks at 50 BY 5 EVENT
              Gentilly, New Orleans, La.
OPEN PRESS
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 - Additional information will be released when it becomes available.