On Wednesday, October 4 at 9:15 a.m., U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and local officials to announce the awarding of $10.9 million in grants for environmental projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states and the District of Columbia.
Senator Cardin will be kicking off a day of events showcasing some of the 55 projects designed to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment runoff and improve local waterways’ health resulting in cleaner water in Bay communities across the region, from New York to Virginia, West Virginia to Delaware. Grant recipients will also provide over $16 million in matching funds, for a total of $27 million going toward these restoration projects.
WHO: U.S. SENATOR BEN CARDIN
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
WHAT: CHESAPEAKE BAY STEWARDSHIP GRANTS
WHEN: Tour begins Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 9:15AM
WHERE: Bladensburg Town Hall- Commemorative Rain Gardens
4229 Edmonston Road, MD
10:00-10:15AM Engine Company 12, 2225 5th Street NE, DC - New green roof technology
10:30-10:45AM Langston Golf Course, 2600 Benning Road NE, DC - Reducing runoff on parking lot
11:00-11:15AM Watts Branch, Banks Place & 61st Street NE, DC – Stream Restoration
5:15PM Press Conference, U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, 1st & E. Capitol Street – SVC 202/3
MEDIA RSVP (for Media Tour and/or Press Conference)
Margaret Enloe 410-267-5740 / cell: 443-786-1210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.