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EPA Highlights Environmental Justice Innovation at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard (R6Press@epa.gov)
214 665-2200

DALLAS – (Nov. 16, 2016) This Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize Friends of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and Los Jardines Institute for their innovative work in environmental justice (EJ). The groups received an EPA environmental justice grant for their plan that will match refuge goals and missions with the needs of the community. The work supports EJ Plan 2020, which is EPA’s five-year plan for achieving environmental justice goals.

EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry, refuge representatives, and environmental justice officials will speak at the event. Members of the media are invited to attend.

WHO:            Ron Curry, EPA Regional Administrator

                        Tom Harvey, National Wildlife Refuge System Deputy Chief, Southwest Region

                        Lauro Silva, Former President, Mountain View Neighborhood Association

                        Terri Jillson, Friends of the Valle de Oro Refuge

                        Richard Moore, Los Jardines Institute

WHEN:          Friday, November 18

                        10:30-11 a.m.

WHERE:       Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

                        7851 2nd St SW

                        Albuquerque, NM 87105

Credential media members who would like to attend this event, please email r6press@epa.gov

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