Press Release


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant check to the Maryland Department of Environment for $121.6 million through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs. ARRA funding will enable construction of water infrastructure projects to create jobs, protect public health, improve the environment, and help to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland waterways.

Speakers will highlight a $4 million grant for repairs to the Lower Anacostia Sewer Main and Lateral Lining, located in one of the State’s Environmental Benefits Districts, as one of Maryland’s 95 proposed water quality and drinking water projects to receive grants and low interest loans through ARRA.


Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Note: Event will be held rain or shine,
under the pavilion in case of rain


Tuesday, June 2, 2009
9:30 a.m.


  • William C. Early, EPA, Mid-Atlantic Region, Acting Regional Administrator
  • Shari T. Wilson, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
  • The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, U.S. Senator
  • The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, Jr., U.S. Congressman
  • Rudolph Chow, Deputy General Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • Dana Minerva, Executive Director, Anacostia
  • Watershed Restoration Partnership