U.S. Agencies Unveil New Urban Waterway Revitalization Projects

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The Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new Waterway Revitalization locations.

The 11 new project locations are:

Big River and Meramec River watersheds near St. Louis, Mo
Delaware River Basin that covers Philadelphia, Camden, N.J., Chester, Pa., and Wilmington, Del.
Grand River in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Green-Duwamish River in Seattle
Mystic River watershed in Greater Boston
Martin Pena Canal in San Juan, P.R.
Middle Blue River in Kansas City, Mo.
Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, N.M.
Passaic River in Newark, N.J.
Proctor Creek watershed in Atlanta
Western Lake Erie Basin near Toledo, Ohio

In 2013, two additional U.S. federal agencies will join the partnership; the Department of Education and the Department of Energy.

Urban Waters Federal Partnership agencies include:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Economic Development Administration
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Interior
U.S. Department of Transportation
Corporation for National and Community Service
National Center for Environmental Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Launched in 2011, the Urban Waters Federal Partnership supports a number of federal projects including America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, and others.

For more information, visit: http://www.urbanwaters.gov

source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency