*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

Cardin, Sarbanes, EPA to Celebrate Major New Grant for Environmental Education in Baltimore City Schools

Thursday, September 30 at 10:00AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will join Congressman John Sarbanes (Both D-Md.), EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, leaders of the Living Classrooms Foundation andLakeland Elementary third-graders to celebrate a major new grant to boost local student involvement at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. The grant will enable the center to involve four more Baltimore city schools into its programs designed to connect local schoolchildren with the natural environment and participate in hands-on stewardship projects.

WHAT:          Press Conference to Announce Major Grant to Living Classrooms Foundation/Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Congressman John Sarbanes

                        EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin

Maryland Dept of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers

Maryland Dept of Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr.

James Piper Bond, Living Classrooms Foundation President and CEO

Lorraine Warnick, Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus

                        Baltimore City Public Schools Students

WHEN:          Thursday, September 30 at 10:00 AM

WHERE:        Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus

1000 Frankfurst Ave., Baltimore, MD 21226

*** Please note directions below. GPS does not recognize this address. ***

HOW:            For more information or to RSVP, media should contact Tim Zink at tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov

DIRECTIONS

From Baltimore:   Take 395S (Do not merge onto I-95S) Stay on ramp to Exit 54 onto Hanover St.; Take a slight left onto Frankfurst Ave. – Campus is on the left

From South of Baltimore: Take I-295N or I-95N; Merge on to I-895N toll; Immediately exit far right after toll;  DO NOT ENTER TUNNEL; Take Exit 9 for Childs St.; Turn Right onto Childs St.; Turn Right onto Frankfurst Ave. –  Campus is on the right

From North of Baltimore: Take I-95S; Merge onto I-895S toll; Go through tunnel; Take Exit 8B toward Hanover St (first exit);Merge onto Frankfurst Ave. Campus is on the right