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TOMORROW: EPA Recognizing Gulf Guardian Award Winners in Corpus Christi, TX

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant (R6Press@epa.gov)
Joe Hubbard

DALLAS - (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program will hold the 13th annual Gulf Guardians Awards ceremony in Corpus Christi, TX, this Thursday, July 30.

The Gulf Guardian Awards recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals and agencies that are keeping the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. First, second and third place awards are given in seven categories: individual, business/industry, youth environmental education, civic/nonprofit organizations, cultural diversity/environmental justice, partnership and bi-national efforts.

The Gulf of Mexico Program began in 1988 to protect, restore, and maintain the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in economically sustainable ways. The program seeks to improve the environmental health of the Gulf in concert with economic development

Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP to R6Press@epa.gov.

WHAT: EPA's Gulf of Mexico Program's Annual Gulf Guardian Awards

WHEN: Thursday, July 30
Reception: 6:30 pm
Ceremony: 7 pm

WHERE: Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX, 78402

WHO: Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez

EPA Deputy Administrator Stanley A. Meiburge

EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Chief of Staff Diane Altsman
EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry (Region 6)
EPA Regional Administrator Heather McTeer-Toney (Region 4)
EPA Acting Associate Deputy Administrator Ben Scaggs

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