Contact Us


All News Releases By Date


EPA Region 7 Participates in Missouri River Watershed Festival and Cleanup

Release Date: 10/04/2007
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557,

Environmental News


(Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 4, 2007) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 staff will participate in the Missouri River Watershed Festival and Missouri River Cleanup. These events are part of the region's celebrations of Water Monitoring Month and Children's Health Month.

EPA will have booths at the watershed festival at Kaw Point from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. Staff will be available to talk with students and patrons about water monitoring, watersheds, water quality, and river issues.

A team of EPA employees will join other partners in a Missouri River Clean-up starting at Kaw Point Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Volunteers can sign up at

Water Monitoring Month runs from September 18 to October 18. During this time, people of all ages throughout the world community have an opportunity to monitor the quality of their local watersheds and enter the results of their efforts into an international database.

October is Children's Health Month, when EPA brings awareness to children's health protection. EPA celebrates 10 years of protecting children's health this year. During October, EPA is working with a number of schools throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to highlight the importance of water monitoring and give students the opportunity to collect measurements side by side with EPA scientists.

Directions to Kaw Point Park:

FROM THE WEST (from Kansas): I-70 East & North along the Kaw River Strawberry Hill area to James Street Exit #423. Take James Street through first stop sign and follow signs to Fairfax Blvd. The bottom of the ramp is #1 Fairfax Blvd. Look for the Kaw Point sign to your right. Turn right after the sign into the parking lot. Drive through the parking lot to the concrete flood wall.

FROM THE EAST (from Missouri west on Lewis and Clark Bridge, I-70 from KCMO): Take the Fairfax Exit #423 on the right, then down the ramp to the park.
# # #

More information about Children's Health Protection and Water Monitoring Month is at: