Department of the Environment Marks 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

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Department of the Environment Marks 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act MDE Secretary Summers to meet with students at Parkway Elementary in Frederick

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will meet with Frederick County fifth-graders for a water monitoring activity of Carroll Creek and a discussion on the importance of clean water in Maryland. 

 

Who

Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; Betsy Little, Principal, Parkway Elementary School; Michael Lepeonka, Parkway Elementary School; fifth-grade students from Parkway Elementary School.

 

When

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 1:20 p.m. to 2 p.m. *Media sign-in and set up 1 p.m.*

 

Where

Baker Park on the banks for Carroll Creek across from Parkway Elementary School, 300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701. (In case of inclement weather the event will take place inside the school cafeteria.)

 

Why

The Clean Water Act has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes and coastal waters. It has prevented pollution from entering our waterways and provided safe and healthy recreation for swimming and fishing. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans have access to clean, pollution-free drinking water.  However, we all must do our part to care for this natural resource. Keeping our water clean helps to protect and restore our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay.

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