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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 16:01:00 -0400 (EDT)
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From: JEFF KELLEY <KELLEY.JEFF@epamail.epa.gov>
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Subject: PREVIEW NATIONAL TOWN MEETING LEGACY PROJECT MAY 4: NEW WETLANDS
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X-Comment: U.S. EPA Region 5 Office of Public Affairs

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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Media Contact: Phillippa Cannon
(312) 353-6218

Cell ph. # on May 4: (313)  917-2193

For Immediate Release: May 1, 1999

No. 99 -OPA129

MEDIA ADVISORY

PREVIEW NATIONAL TOWN MEETING LEGACY
PROJECT MAY 4: NEW WETLANDS GARDEN FOR BELLE
ISLE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
 invites you to preview a new wetlands garden in
Belle Isle Park  May 4 at 11 a.m.  Volunteers,
including Detroit high school students participating in
National Wildlife Federation's Earth Tomorrow
program, will be planting  native vegetation to create
the garden.  In addition to beautifying the park, the
garden will control stormwater runoff. 

EPA, in cooperation with Detroit Recreation Dept.,
Wayne Co., Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast
Guard, is creating the wetlands garden in conjunction
with the National Town Meeting for a Sustainable
America.  It is one of three environmentally
sustainable projects being developed as a Town
Meeting legacy for  Detroit.  

The Defense Dept. (DoD),  in conjunction with the
Town Meeting, will be doing similar plantings with
youth groups in 12 states.  Sherri W. Goodman,
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental
Security, will discuss DoD's new program at this time.

WHAT:
Preview of new wetlands garden and announcement
of  DoD ecological restoration projects.  As part of 
Earth Tomorrow  program's "Spring Celebration," high
school students will be working with EPA and other
volunteers to plant native vegetation.

WHEN:
May 4 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:
Nature Center in Belle Isle Park. The garden is on the
corner of Lakeside Dr. and Oakway Trail on Belle Isle.

WHO:
U.S. EPA Acting Regional Administrator David A.
Ullrich; Sherri W. Goodman, Under Secretary of
Defense for Environmental Security; Barbara Bramble,
Vice President, National Wildlife Federation; EPA
volunteers; teachers and students participating in
National Wildlife Federation Earth Tomorrow program;
and officials from Detroit Recreation Dept. and
Wayne Co.
  
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