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Media Advisory: U.S. EPA to announce funding to protect and restore San Francisco Bay

Contact Information: 
Michele Huitric (

SAN FRANCISCO – On Tuesday, October 10, U.S. EPA Acting Regional Administrator Alexis Strauss will announce funding for projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay and its watersheds. Ms. Strauss will make the announcement at the 13th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference in Oakland.

San Francisco Bay is a designated "estuary of national significance" under the Clean Water Act. The bay’s users and nearby residents are all affected by threats to its ecological health, including legacy pollutants like mercury and PCBs, polluted stormwater, and the challenges of drought and climate change.

WHO:            Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA

WHAT:          Brief remarks at the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, followed by media availability.

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • 10:25 a.m. – Remarks and presentation of Outstanding Environmental Project Awards on behalf of Friends of the Estuary
  • 10:40 a.m. – Media availability
State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference 
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
(walkable from BART)

RSVP:            Press pass required. If you are interested in interviewing Acting Regional Administrator Strauss during this media availability, please contact Michele Huitric,, 415-972-3165.