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U.S. EPA to Announce Funding to Create Parks and Community Gardens

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard (

DALLAS –  On Wednesday, May 31, U.S. EPA Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman will announce funding to assess and clean up contaminated properties in Austin, Texas. EPA will be joined by Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, as well as other state and local officials to highlight the importance of transforming vacant and unused properties into productive sites benefiting the community and local economy.

WHO:            Sam Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA

Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin

Dr. Bryan Shaw, Chair, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Elaine Hart, Interim City Manager, City of Austin

Richard McHale, Director, Austin Resource Recovery Interim Assistant Director

Christine Whitney, Manager, Austin Resource Recovery Program

WHAT:          Brief remarks, followed by media availability.

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 31, 2017
                          3-4:30 pm

WHERE:       City Hall Newsroom and Atrium

                        301 W 2nd Street

Austin, TX, 78701

RSVP:            Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information, please contact Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard at 214 665-2200 or

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