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Earth Day 2004 Community Service Award Presented to D.C.’s Earth Conservation Corps

Release Date: 04/14/2004
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/

04/14/04 - To celebrate Earth Day 2004, on Apr. 16, Kim Nelson, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information, and Benjamin Grumbles, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, will present an EPA Community Service Award to the Earth Conservation Corps for work in restoring the Anacostia River and planning for the new Anacostia Riverwalk. The 20-mile walking trail will benefit the environment and the people who work and live near the river. The award will be followed by hands-on demonstrations in a computer lab setting of “Window to My Environment,” EPA’s Teen Web site and on-line water resources information. Federal, state and local water quality resources and Internet mapping tools are important in environmental work, such as the Anacostia Riverwalk project. Founded in 1989 as a White House initiative, the Earth Conservation Corps is a community non-profit organization that focuses on reclaiming both the environment and at-risk youth in low-income communities. The Corps provides environmental education, job training for the future “green job market,” and community service projects for disadvantaged, at-risk youth. More information on the Earth Conservation Corps is available at: . EPA’s Window to My Environment mapping tool is located at: and the Teen Web Site is found on: . To access links for many of the Office of Water’s databases, visit: .