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Meetings Set to Evaluate Environmental Information in Border Area

Release Date: 6/14/1999
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled several meetings to help determine the effectiveness of recent efforts to provide environmental information to communities in the U.S./Mexico border area.
      The Border XXI Environmental Information Resources Workgroup has developed a variety of programs to educate residents about environmental issues along the border and to provide technical information in an understandable and useful format. Programs include:

      Border Ecoweb, an Internet listing of environmental information sources and
         groups and individuals involved in environmental issues along the border.
      Environmental Indicators Report measuring environmental conditions in the border
      Border XXI Internet Web site.
      Aerial Photography Initiative.
      Environmental Education Strategy which links efforts on both sides of the border in
         assessing educational needs and developing programs to meet those needs.

        The workgroup was created to provide the environmental information people need to make informed decisions about the health and safety of their families and their neighborhoods.

        These meetings are designed to provide the workgroup feedback from the community to evaluate environmental information activities along the border. For more information on these meetings, please contact Allyson Siwik at EPA's El Paso Border Office at(915)533-7273 or 1-800-334-0741.

Monday, June 21        7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.    New Mexico State University
                                            Corbett Center Student Union, Dona Ana Room
                                            Las Cruces, New Mexico

Tuesday, June 22       9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   Chamizal Memorial
                                            800 S. San Marcial
                                            El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, June 23     9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   Del Rio City Hall
                                            109 W. Broadway
                                            Del Rio, Texas

Wednesday, June 23     3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.    Eagle Pass City Council Chamber
                                            100 S. Monroe St.
                                            Eagle Pass, Texas

Thursday, June 24      9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   Laredo Health Department
                                            2600 Cedar
                                            Laredo, Texas

Thursday, June 24      3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.   Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
                                            311 N. 15th St.
                                            McAllen, Texas

Friday, June 25        9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   Brownsville Historic Museum, Mary Yturria Room
                                            641 E. Madison
                                            Brownsville, Texas