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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: press@epa.gov 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 http://www.serve.gov


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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES:
Please contact Jim Connolly jim@anacostiaws.org, Brandon Wallace wallace.brandon@epa.gov or Bernice Smith smith.bernicel@epa.gov for more information. You may also sign up or register your group at the serve.gov Web site at: http://myproject.serve.gov/public/OpportunityDetail.aspx?projectId=13831&subProjectId=4836493
or go to http://www.allforgood.org and search for Urban Waters.