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Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Kick-Off Activities

Release Date: 12/10/2013
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or

DALLAS – (Dec. 10, 2013) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Interior (DOI), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bernalillo County are meeting with state, local, and tribal governments to discuss the implementation of the Urban Waters (UW) project. The project will address water issues and environmental justice in the Middle Rio Grande.

The Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Project Kick-Off meeting is Dec. 11, 2013. This event provides the public opportunities to engage federal partners over water resources and the UW project. The event will be held at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

WHO: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Administrator, Ron Curry
U.S. Housing of Urban and Development, Field Office Director, Elise McConnell
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant Colonel, Antoinette Gant

      Bernalillo County Commissioner, Art de la Cruz
          U.S. Department of Interior, Assistant Secretary for Water & Science, Anne Castle
          U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Regional Director for the Southwest Region, Dr. Benjamin Tuggle

WHAT: Urban Waters Federal Partnership: Middle Rio Grande Project Kick-Off and Stakeholder Meeting

WHEN: Dec. 11, 2013, 9:00am – 11:00 am

WHERE: Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Media wishing to attend should RSVP to or

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