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TOMORROW: EPA Chief to Announce Creation of Anacostia River Revitalization Fund

Release Date: 03/08/2012
Contact Information: Dale Kemery (News Media Only) kemery.dale@epa.gov 202-564-7839 202-564-4355 David Sternberg Sternberg.david@epa.gov 215-814-5548

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and David O’Neill of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, will announce the creation of The Anacostia River Revitalization Fund. The Fund will invest $1 million in restoration activities this year, with a total goal of investing $5 million over the next three years to protect and restore the Anacostia River and to create a national model for watershed conservation.

WHAT: Announcement of Anacostia River Revitalization Fund

WHO: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

      Vincent C. Gray, Mayor, District of Columbia
      Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
      David O’Neill, Director of Eastern Partnership Office, NFWF

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012

WHERE: Marvin Gaye Park
      Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave and Division Ave NE
      Washington, DC 20019