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EPA’s Urban Waters Service Day to Mark End of President Obama’s United We Serve Summer of Service

Release Date: 08/31/2009
Contact Information: 202-564-6794

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it would mark the end of President Obama’s Summer of Service by holding an Urban Waters Service Day on September 12, 2009. EPA employees will join the Anacostia Watershed Society in cleaning up the Anacostia River and volunteers from the community are invited to participate in the cleanup.

United We Serve
is President Obama’s national call to service, challenging all Americans to engage in sustained, collaborative, and focused service in their communities. United We Serve is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that improves lives and strengthens communities through volunteering and service. For more information, visit

WHO: EPA and the Anacostia Watershed Society

WHAT: Urban Waters Service Day

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, Md.

Please contact Jim Connolly, Brandon Wallace or Bernice Smith for more information. You may also sign up or register your group at the Web site at:
or go to and search for Urban Waters.