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Meetings Set to Evaluate Environmental Information in Border Area
Release Date: 6/14/1999
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled several meetings to help determine the effectiveness of recent efforts to provide environmental information to communities in the U.S./Mexico border area.
The Border XXI Environmental Information Resources Workgroup has developed a variety of programs to educate residents about environmental issues along the border and to provide technical information in an understandable and useful format. Programs include:
Border Ecoweb, an Internet listing of environmental information sources and
groups and individuals involved in environmental issues along the border.
Environmental Indicators Report measuring environmental conditions in the border
Border XXI Internet Web site.
Aerial Photography Initiative.
Environmental Education Strategy which links efforts on both sides of the border in
assessing educational needs and developing programs to meet those needs.
The workgroup was created to provide the environmental information people need to make informed decisions about the health and safety of their families and their neighborhoods.
These meetings are designed to provide the workgroup feedback from the community to evaluate environmental information activities along the border. For more information on these meetings, please contact Allyson Siwik at EPA's El Paso Border Office at(915)533-7273 or 1-800-334-0741.
Monday, June 21 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. New Mexico State University
Corbett Center Student Union, Dona Ana Room
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Tuesday, June 22 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Chamizal Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
El Paso, Texas
Wednesday, June 23 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Del Rio City Hall
109 W. Broadway
Del Rio, Texas
Wednesday, June 23 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eagle Pass City Council Chamber
100 S. Monroe St.
Eagle Pass, Texas
Thursday, June 24 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Laredo Health Department
Thursday, June 24 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
311 N. 15th St.
Friday, June 25 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Brownsville Historic Museum, Mary Yturria Room
641 E. Madison