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Administrator Jackson to Participate in President Obama’s “United We Serve” Kickoff

Release Date: 06/19/2009
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan,, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – Monday, June 22, 2009, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit Kansas to mark the kickoff of the Obama Administration’s “United We Serve” initiative. Administrator Jackson will join local students to monitor and help clean up the Missouri and Kansas Rivers at Kaw Point Park in Kansas. Students will be testing mercury levels in fish and measuring water quality and volunteers will be using boats to pick up trash along the Rivers’ banks.

United We Serve is President Obama’s summer service initiative. It is a call to all Americans to join a volunteer effort this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America, one community at a time. United We Serve officially starts Monday, June 22, and runs through the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

WHAT: Administrator Jackson will join students participating in river monitoring and cleanup as part of Obama Administration’s “United We Serve” Kickoff

WHEN: Monday, June 22, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point

          1 River City Drive, Kansas City, Kan. 66115
          Directions from Kansas City, Mo.: Take Interstate 70 to Fairfax Exit 423 on the right and proceed down the ramp to the park.

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