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EPA Regional Administrator and American Indian Environmental Office Director Present Recognition of Innovation to Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's LEO Network

Release Date: 02/10/2016
Contact Information: Suzanne Skadowski, EPA, 206-553-2160, 206-900-3309, skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov or Michelle Weston, ANTHC, 907-729-5653, 907-351-2206, mrweston@anthc.org

(Anchorage - February 10, 2016) Today, U.S. EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and EPA American Indian Environmental Office National Director JoAnn Chase will present a Recognition of Innovation award to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC) Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network. Today’s event will also celebrate the launch of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s new LEO smartphone app and interactive website. EPA helped fund the LEO Network with grants from EPA’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program and Office of Research and Development.

Event: Alaska Forum for the Environment

Where: Ballroom Lobby, Dena’ina Center, 600 West 7th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska
When: Today, February 10, 2016: 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Alaska Time

News media please RSVP to Suzanne Skadowski, EPA, 206-553-2160, 206-900-3309, skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov or Michelle Weston, ANTHC, 907-729-5653, 907-351-2206, mrweston@anthc.org.

You are also invited to attend the LEO seminar on Thursday, February 11, 2016.


The LEO Network is an innovative, interactive project that brings together local and traditional knowledge experts with scientists to address climate change issues in Alaska. The LEO Network Smartphone App gives environmental managers in rural Alaska a new tool to make real-time climate observations in the field and share those observations across the network. LEO Network members will also directly connect with other technical experts, state, tribal and federal agencies to help their local efforts to build resilience and adaptation to climate change. Learn more about LEO at: www.leonetwork.org.