|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
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Department of the Interior
EPA Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and
Advancing Sustainable Development
Assist in building trails; increase public access to river resources; help restore and protect habitat and wildlife; educate and employ urban youth; and assess and help safeguard water quality.
The Anacostia river watershed is a pilot program for the Urban Waters Federal partnership a collaborative initiative to revitalize polluted urban waterways to improve natural resources, the quality of life of surrounding communities and the local economy. The job of restoring the Anacostia River and its tributaries is a daunting task. Activities like removing trash or patching eroding banks may help treat some of the symptoms. But a more holistic approach is needed for the Anacostia to support thriving communities of fish and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office (Service) and the District of Columbia, Department of the Environment (DDOE) formed a partnership to take on this challenge.
Partners for the $2.7 million restoration project included the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Chesapeake Bay Field Office, District of Columbia Department of the Environment, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Park Service, Washington Water and Sewer Authority and Washington D.C. Parks and Recreation.
Source(s) of Information
1. DOI PRESS RELEASE: Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In ...
Related EPA Program(s)
Pesticides: Protect the Environment:
Protecting the Environment from pesticide risk will be accomplished by implementing our statutes and taking regulatory actions to ensure pesticides continue to be safe and available when used in accordance with the label.
Laboratory activities for the pesticides program support the goal of protecting the environment from pesticide use through three pesticides laboratories: an analytical chemistry laboratory, a microbiology laboratory at the Environmental Science Center at Fort Meade, MD, and an environmental chemistry laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, MS.
• Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
• Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
• Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
• Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 2)
• Endangered Species Act (ESA)