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TUESDAY: Administrator Jackson to Attend Recovery Act “Green Street” Groundbreaking Event in Edmonston, Maryland: New environmentally responsible street will save energy, reduce water pollution to the Chesapeake

Release Date: 11/23/2009
Contact Information: EPA Press Office,, 202-564-6794

WASHINGTON – Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join federal, state and local officials for the ground-breaking of Edmonston, MD’s Recovery Act-funded “green street” project on Tuesday, November 24.

The Town of Edmonston was awarded $1.1 million in Recovery Act funding from the EPA to control stormwater runoff from their main street. The town is also taking other steps to make the street environmentally responsible, including the installation of energy efficient streetlights and accommodations for walkers and bikers.

The Administrator will also tour a section of the street that will be completely transformed by this project.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Edmonston Mayor Adam Ortiz
Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Robert Summers

WHAT: Groundbreaking and tour of Edmonston’s Recovery Act funded “green street” project

WHEN: Tuesday, November 24, 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Corner of Taylor Road and Decatur Street
Edmonston, MD

*rain location TBD